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Wondering the speed difference between amsterdam&NY

  • Posted May 23, 2013

Hi all,

I am planning to migrate my droplet from NY to amsterdam in order to have a faster connection. However, I am wondering to what extend this operation will improve the speed. Any experience or comment? Thanks

p.s.: I am also wondering whether I will be charged for moving my droplet or not. (I will destroy this one and set up a new one)

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You can try out the speedtests at the bottom of the FAQ page (https://www.digitalocean.com/faq) and perhaps ping the test IPs so you can if the speed difference is worth migrating your droplet to Amsterdam. <br> <br>You won’t be charged for the droplet anymore once you destroy it. I suggest creating a snapshot, distributing it to all regions, creating a new droplet in Amsterdam off of the droplet, making sure everything works correctly, and destroying the old droplet.

Not sure about speed, but you’ll have a slightly more responsive terminal though due to lower latency. Whether or not it’s noticeable though, I couldn’t say.

The distance between me and amsterdam : ~2000km <br>The distance between me and new york: ~8000km