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  1. #1
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    Question Cheap content delivery network

    Hi, I have two vps servers, one in the US (VPSLAND) and one in the UK (WebhostingUK). My customers download from these, i route the nearest one to my customer based on their ip address. It's like a cheap do-it-yourself content delivery network. My question is: if my customer is in South Africa which server should I send them to; the US server or the UK server?


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    I'd say it'd depend on who had the best routing and performance from your servers to the most popular ISP's in that area.

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    Do a traceroute to the IP and whichever has the lowest latency at the end of the route should be your choice.
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