Is it possible I could throw some geography into this? :)

Hey guys! :) So I posted the other day about me needing help with my NGINX load balancer and I got it working with the help of Kamal… and I think it’s pretty badass. Is there a way I could somehow throw geographical-location into this NGINX setup and allow users to be routed to nearest/fastest datacenter? If someone says it’s possible, I will post the current nginx setup here for the load balancer. Note: I have 4 servers for users to be directed to, and 1 for load-balancing. :)

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But wouldn’t you loose out on the benefits of having a load balancer then? Or does Amazon Route 53 take on this role in addition to the geographic routing?

You can get rid of the load balancer, set up the webservers to accept requests from anyone, and use a DNS service with geodns support such as Amazon Route 53 so that users are routed to the nearest server.