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Thread: Does Latency Matter?
11-08-2006, 02:26 AM #1itravinGuest
Does Latency Matter?
I hope the title hasn't been misguiding...also if such a topic has been discussed before then my apologies...
basically what i wanted to kno was, what everyone thinks of having servers in your area of business....
like if i expect a majority of my customers to be from uk or europe.. does it matter much if i choose a host whos servers are in US.
is having servers in ones area that important especially these days when we hav tremendous ifnrastructure runnin the internet... would latency in this case be a cause of concern...
personally i dont think it should be.. wanted to know what most others think of this...
11-15-2006, 07:55 AM #2WP-JonnyGuest
Personally I have had little if any problems running on USA located servers with UK and European customers with web hosting. Although the latency from the UK is often around 130-160ms, most websites load very quickly, however, downloading and uploading files can sometimes be slow and will not go at speeds which your customers may be used to which could be irritating.
I guess it all depends on the type of webhosting you are providing. For shared hosting clients, I would say hosting on USA servers is acceptable and in most cases will be fine. For business or 'premium' cliens however, I would look into hosting more locally. As for services such as shoutcast and game servers, I would make sure to only use local servers as latency can be much more imporant for these types of services.
11-16-2006, 09:59 PM #3
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Yea, It really does show with game servers. Latency is actually one of the vital things gamers review servers forCaro.net: Speed is everything
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