I am setting up a hosted application service (like hosted website statistics software) and although I will start with a fast shared account, I hope to need a dedicated server soon.
I will start in my own country, but it may be possible that I will offer this service the US based websites too. But although I can have a low ping in my own country, it will be high if I host from the same server to the US.
There are two solutions for this: One of course is to rent a server in a datacenter and host it from there, so I will have two seperate systems. The other option, of which I don't know if it is possible, is to setup up a system which can see where the customer is coming from and then decides which server to route it to. This way I can have one worldwide system, which is of course prefered because of administration.
My question is, is this possible? And if so, ifn what price range do I need to think for this (not counting the servers).
And are there any other solutions to solve this? If so, please explain how and how much it will cost.