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How can i choose the best location for use in my region (belgium) between the 3 european datacenters ?

Posted October 5, 2019 1.7k views
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For sure i know it should be one of them : Amsterdam, London or Frankfurt

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Most of all the services we are using are all centered in Belgium.

But if i’m not wrong i saw that i can make some tests that digital ocean has given us:
http://speedtest-ams3.digitalocean.com/ for amsterdam 3d center
http://speedtest-fra1.digitalocean.com/ for frankfurt center
http://speedtest-lon1.digitalocean.com/ for london center

I’ve already done the tests and the best upload/download rate is at AMS3.
FRA1 is slighty lower but LON1 is really lower.
Should i only use this tests to make my decision ?

Thanks.

  • You’re testing this from your current location I assume. Using that test would only be useful if you expect all traffic to come from X region or you’re trying to squeeze as much power out of the system(s) to perform some cluster task. Otherwise what are the benefits you are looking for when choosing the location.

    My specific case I choose Toronto as I am in Western Canada and most my use cases require me to house data within my own country.

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