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Which region to choose for Brazil?

Posted April 16, 2014 9.9k views

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Please, we need a sao paulo datacenter… 150-170ms it’s not good enough.

Try running a speedtest to see which gives you the best.

AMS1: http://speedtest-ams1.digitalocean.com/
AMS2: http://speedtest-ams2.digitalocean.com/
NY1: http://speedtest-ny1.digitalocean.com/
NY2: http://speedtest-nyc2.digitalocean.com/
SFO1: http://speedtest-sfo1.digitalocean.com/
SGP1: http://speedtest-sgp1.digitalocean.com/

You can also ping the hostnames to measure the latency.
Ping times from Sao Paulo:

AMS1: Average = 228ms
AMS2: Average = 244ms
NY1: Average = 156ms
NY2: Average = 162ms
SFO1: Average = 229ms
SGP1: Average = 415ms

Brgds Patrick
Hi JT,

Thanks for the fast reply!
Problem is I'm not from Brazil but am building a website for Brazilian audience.
What else could I do to find out which region is the closest?

Thanks,
Michael
The closest location would be New York. Next up would be either San Fransisco or Amsterdam, depending on where the user(s) are in Brazil. Though the difference is likely negligible in that case.
Hi Bryan! Thank you very much.

Current average ping times from Sao Paulo:

NYC2 150ms
NYC3 156ms
NYC1 168ms
TOR1 174ms
SFO1 181ms
SFO2 181ms
LON1 217ms
AMS3 226ms
AMS2 227ms
FRA1 237ms
SGP1 367ms
BLR1 385ms

Current average ping times from Sao Paulo:

AMS2 speedtest-AMS2.digitalocean.com 222.251
AMS3 speedtest-AMS3.digitalocean.com 233.482
BLR1 speedtest-BLR1.digitalocean.com 359.773
FRA1 speedtest-FRA1.digitalocean.com 218.540
LON1 speedtest-LON1.digitalocean.com 202.430
NYC1 speedtest-NYC1.digitalocean.com 158.155
NYC2 speedtest-NYC2.digitalocean.com 136.529
NYC3 speedtest-NYC3.digitalocean.com 140.898
SFO1 speedtest-SFO1.digitalocean.com 192.390
SFO2 speedtest-SFO2.digitalocean.com 191.912
SGP1 speedtest-SGP1.digitalocean.com 340.740
TOR1 speedtest-TOR1.digitalocean.com 178.524

To check yourself:
https://gist.github.com/danielflira/c602bc99625fc3087725b3e5ef684a26

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