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  1. #1

    Does Ping Results Matter ?

    I am in the midst of selecting a Reseller's account.

    The following are the PING results of the 2 companies short listed.


    Pinging xxx.com [12.25.237.51] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=263ms TTL=51
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=263ms TTL=51
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=262ms TTL=51
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=263ms TTL=51

    Ping statistics for 12.25.237.51:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 262ms, Maximum = 263ms, Average = 262ms


    Pinging xxx.com [64.38.24.198] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=54
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=277ms TTL=54
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=277ms TTL=54
    Reply from xxx: bytes=32 time=279ms TTL=54

    Ping statistics for 64.38.24.198:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 277ms, Maximum = 279ms, Average = 278ms


    Is the PING results really that important?
    In terms of pricing, the 2nd company offers much better deals

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    Pings mean very little for regular websites.

    The difference between pings in this case is negligible anyway.

    What is the distance between you and the hosts' servers?

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    distance in what sense?

    kilometres?

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    Just in general. Obviously you want to keep the servers as close to you as possible for faster load times. You have to take your visitors' location into account as well.
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    I am in Asia and I believe the servers are in the United States =)

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    For servering normal websites those pings times are fine and nothing to worry about at all
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    a2b2,

    What exactly do you mean by 'normal' websites?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otisdog View Post
    I am in Asia and I believe the servers are in the United States =)
    Those results look normal for me. Do you think all your customers will be from Asia itself?

    As said above, it is better to keep the servers as close as you, but you have to consider your clients too. If you have clients all over the world, I would suggest a server in US will be a better option.
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    PING Results

    Quote Originally Posted by iHubNet-Matt View Post
    Those results look normal for me. Do you think all your customers will be from Asia itself?

    As said above, it is better to keep the servers as close as you, but you have to consider your clients too. If you have clients all over the world, I would suggest a server in US will be a better option.
    That would depend on which website is that.Certain sites are meant for international traffic, some are a mixture of both.

    Yes, the 2 companies mentioned in my initial post is located in USA.

    So basically the difference of 10-20 ms wont make much of a difference?

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    So basically the difference of 10-20 ms wont make much of a difference?
    No, it won't, at least not one that can be easily perceived by visitors/humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldcdc View Post
    No, it won't, at least not one that can be easily perceived by visitors/humans.
    Excellent! If that's the case, I know which company to choose =)

    Thanks alot guys

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