Does hoster localization matter?

Started by arthyk, Aug 03, 2022, 01:57 PM

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Does hoster localization matter? That is, regardless of the language, let's say English suits me. Is there a good reason to choose a European host when I live in Europe, or can I choose a host worldwide? That is, the English-language control panel suits me completely, but what other "pitfalls" can there be in this matter?

Anthony Brooks

The question of choosing a hosting, I mean location, becomes at the moment when it comes to choosing visitors, or rather customers. For example, you have a warehouse and/or a physical store with goods in France. Of course, it is better for you to choose hosting for an online store in France. And why? Firstly, the server response will be faster, and secondly, search robots will be more tolerant of you, that is, it will be easier to promote a store in France.
Another question arises when there are problems with the language or you select traffic with the appropriate component.


By and large, it does not really matter right now.
If you choose a large, serious hoster, in any case, it has good channels to European backbones, and user providers also have good channels there.
For example, in Europe, the biggest traffic exchange points are in Frankfurt, Amsterdam (AMS-IX), London (LINX), and there are many regional ones, such as Moscow (MSK-IX), Kiev (UA-IX), and others.
Even in spite of sanctions, or wars, everything works fine. For example, employees at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, where the Russian army now stands, access the Rosatom site in Moscow perfectly via fiber optic links at L2/L3 network levels via the following route: Yenergodar - Zaporizhzhia - Kiev - Moscow. There is fiber optic along the entire route. From Kiev to Moscow it goes through Kharkiv and Goptovka, where there are also hostilities.
About 10 years ago, the provider's location was important.
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Quote from: Ali_Pro on Sep 04, 2022, 11:24 AMFor example, employees at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant,
I checked the trace from Kiev to Moscow. For Ukrainian users, all significant resources like Rosatom, Neftegas and Russian news portals are blocked. However, Kiev blocked even IT forums, children's educational sites, and food recipe sites. :)
Apparently, the nuclear workers use some kind of VPN.
Well, or an American service with a location point in Boryspil - Cloudflare WARP.
I checked on another resource, which is located in the same cluster as the Rosatom site.
My traffic went through a tunnel of another Russian provider in UA, via Vilnius, Latvia.
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For those who want to check for themselves, here is the proxy in Kiev: Login: trxFe0 Password: FtyuS5 Allow speed up to 1 Gigabit per second, will work a couple of days.