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Google Compute Engine: Lowest latency hosting?

Generally speaking it’s better to host your server close to your clients. Although a CDN can help for static photos and images and HTML on your website, a CDN won’t help your database access.

This article provides a tool and a reference to see how to find out which Google Data Centre might be best for you.

The tool is GCP ping. It measures latency from your current location to the close Google DC. You can also gauge comparisons to different parts.

Link: http://www.gcping.com/

Then also read this article, which has a great overview of where to host if you’re using google:

Which Is the Best Data Center to Choose?

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