why ping too high?

January 27, 2014 6.3k views
tested all servers. http://speedtest-sfo1.digitalocean.com/ http://speedtest-ams2.digitalocean.com/ http://speedtest-ams1.digitalocean.com/ http://speedtest-nyc2.digitalocean.com/ http://speedtest-ny1.digitalocean.com/ for test my line quality result for google.com.my lower. RESULT : Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping speedtest-ny1.digitalocean.com Pinging speedtest-ny1.digitalocean.com [198.211.112.36] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 198.211.112.36: bytes=32 time=294ms TTL=52 Reply from 198.211.112.36: bytes=32 time=292ms TTL=52 Reply from 198.211.112.36: bytes=32 time=299ms TTL=52 Reply from 198.211.112.36: bytes=32 time=293ms TTL=52 Ping statistics for 198.211.112.36: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 292ms, Maximum = 299ms, Average = 294ms C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping speedtest-nyc2.digitalocean.com Pinging speedtest-nyc2.digitalocean.com [162.243.123.82] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 162.243.123.82: bytes=32 time=293ms TTL=52 Reply from 162.243.123.82: bytes=32 time=315ms TTL=52 Reply from 162.243.123.82: bytes=32 time=298ms TTL=52 Reply from 162.243.123.82: bytes=32 time=300ms TTL=52 Ping statistics for 162.243.123.82: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 293ms, Maximum = 315ms, Average = 301ms C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping speedtest-ams1.digitalocean.com Pinging speedtest-ams1.digitalocean.com [146.185.183.239] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 146.185.183.239: bytes=32 time=309ms TTL=48 Reply from 146.185.183.239: bytes=32 time=294ms TTL=48 Reply from 146.185.183.239: bytes=32 time=302ms TTL=48 Reply from 146.185.183.239: bytes=32 time=288ms TTL=48 Ping statistics for 146.185.183.239: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 288ms, Maximum = 309ms, Average = 298ms C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping speedtest-ams2.digitalocean.com Pinging speedtest-ams2.digitalocean.com [95.85.7.154] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 95.85.7.154: bytes=32 time=359ms TTL=46 Reply from 95.85.7.154: bytes=32 time=359ms TTL=46 Reply from 95.85.7.154: bytes=32 time=358ms TTL=46 Reply from 95.85.7.154: bytes=32 time=360ms TTL=46 Ping statistics for 95.85.7.154: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 358ms, Maximum = 360ms, Average = 359ms C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping speedtest-sfo1.digitalocean.com Pinging speedtest-sfo1.digitalocean.com [162.243.146.51] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 162.243.146.51: bytes=32 time=289ms TTL=51 Reply from 162.243.146.51: bytes=32 time=283ms TTL=51 Reply from 162.243.146.51: bytes=32 time=291ms TTL=51 Reply from 162.243.146.51: bytes=32 time=293ms TTL=51 Ping statistics for 162.243.146.51: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 283ms, Maximum = 293ms, Average = 289ms C:\Documents and Settings\post>ping google.com.my Pinging google.com.my [74.125.135.94] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 74.125.135.94: bytes=32 time=60ms TTL=52 Reply from 74.125.135.94: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=52 Reply from 74.125.135.94: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=52 Reply from 74.125.135.94: bytes=32 time=27ms TTL=52 Ping statistics for 74.125.135.94: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 27ms, Maximum = 60ms, Average = 35ms
4 Answers
Where are you located geographically?
Our guess would be that you are somewhere in Indonesia which explains the high ping times as the larger the geographic distance is between the two end points the more latency you will have.

The good news is that we are neck deep in rolling out our Singapore region which will be launching in February and that should provide significantly better ping times for you.

Thanks!
now allready february.
why still doesnt have singapore DC?
please reply.

My location is in India, I am also facing the same problem. I have seen ping around 50 ms even for US based server, then what is the reason I am getting such a large ping?

NYC server
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=0 ttl=50 time=359.753 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=1 ttl=50 time=282.658 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=2 ttl=50 time=508.879 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=3 ttl=50 time=238.196 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=4 ttl=50 time=238.225 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=5 ttl=50 time=236.841 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=6 ttl=50 time=492.605 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=7 ttl=50 time=469.729 ms
Request timeout for icmpseq 8
Request timeout for icmp
seq 9
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=10 ttl=50 time=475.159 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=11 ttl=50 time=394.934 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=12 ttl=50 time=317.286 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=13 ttl=50 time=544.458 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmpseq=14 ttl=50 time=456.275 ms
64 bytes from 104.236.230.153: icmp
seq=15 ttl=50 time=375.436 ms
17 packets transmitted, 14 packets received, 17.6% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 236.841/385.031/544.458/104.769 ms

Singapore server
4 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=0 ttl=50 time=216.803 ms
Request timeout for icmp
seq 1
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=2 ttl=50 time=196.604 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=3 ttl=50 time=193.472 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=4 ttl=50 time=216.117 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=5 ttl=50 time=220.081 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=6 ttl=50 time=190.234 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=7 ttl=50 time=212.863 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=8 ttl=50 time=192.595 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=9 ttl=50 time=196.135 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=10 ttl=50 time=206.456 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=11 ttl=50 time=193.978 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=12 ttl=50 time=201.086 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=13 ttl=50 time=193.427 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=14 ttl=50 time=194.531 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp
seq=15 ttl=50 time=194.706 ms
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmpseq=16 ttl=50 time=204.605 ms
Request timeout for icmp
seq 17
64 bytes from 128.199.158.16: icmp_seq=18 ttl=50 time=194.145 ms
--- 128.199.158.16 ping statistics ---
19 packets transmitted, 17 packets received, 10.5% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 190.234/201.049/220.081/9.540 ms

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