According to W3techs, United States based server is used by 42.2% websites.
Is USA server really best?
- Not for everyone unless your target audience is based in United State.
I see webmasters do one critical mistakes in choosing right sever location which affect user-experience. Their site get 99% traffic from India, but still they choose US as server location. Why so bias??
The downside of choosing improper server location
- Higher latency, slow web page load for the users which matters. Why? Because the distance from your website hosting server to your audience directly impact performance.
How to choose server location correctly?
Look at your Google Analytics > Audience > Country data.
For example: At this forum, Indian traffic is highest. Therefore, I have selected India as server location.
Find from which country you get highest traffic?
Just select same as your Server location.
Now people will argue on two things
But I want to target USA
but I get highest income from USA
You had USA server for this much long time, do you think it was beneficial? I’d love to hear your case study.
In my opinion, give a try. Was it worth keeping USA server?
Do you get most income from USA?
There are several things to look before deciding a server location.
TLDR: Keep in mind, your user location and server distance will impact end user.
FAQs: How to know my website current server location?
- Go to this site https://check-host.net
But I use Cloudflare/Sucuri and it shows always USA, then how can I check?
- Enter your A record IP and do test.
How to check Load time Correctly?
The answer is simple. Make sure to select right testing location, basically you should select as per your target audience. That’s it.
Tip: In GTmetrix, do sign in and then run test.
|Company||Server Location||Min Cost|
|Digital Ocean||India, Singapore, USA, UK, Canada, Netherlands, Germany,||$5/mo|
|Vultr||Singapore, USA, UK, Australlia, Japan, Netherlands, France, Germany||$2.5/mo|
|Cloudways||India, Singapore, Japan, USA, France, Germany, Ireland, England, Netherland, Australlia, Brazil, Canada||$10/mo|
|Kinsta||India, USA, Australlia, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, Netherlands, Belgium||$30/mo|
|Siteground||USA, UK, Netherlands, Singapore||$3.95/mo.|
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Thanks & Regards,