Server location is a vital factor when a web hosting service is considered. The location of the server holds high importance for fast loading speed and for knowing the data center structure. People prefer a server which is closely situated for a better network configuration. But the question is whether server distance really holds any importance for nowadays computing? A detailed study for the comparison between server distance and speed is done.
The physical location of the server played an important role earlier when it was introduced because the networks were not as strong as they are now. The technological base of the server hardware has become old now. The maximum portability of the server was around 100MB/ps. The portability was low and the quality of network was also bad, which resulted in very slow server connection. This problem specially happened when the distance was long and you would have to wait for a long time to upload a single page. The situation has improved since the past few years, as the internet technologies have improved and their business too has taken a big leap. The evident changes that have followed are:
Fiber network has been utilized in most parts of the world. Some of the countries that have widely used fiber network to upgrade performance are Japan, Europe and America etc. Distant areas can be connected with high octane speed. Fiber network has proved to be a revolutionary step to enhance internet communication.
Content Delivery Network
Content Delivery Network is one of the most popular services used nowadays. The technology allows a person to send a particular content to a number of people at a time, no matter which part of the world they are. The files can easily be downloaded to guarantee the fast network. With this service, the problem of server distance no longer persists for faster communication around the globe.
The server hardware has improved drastically and is still improving. Now days it is seen that new products are introduced in the market every-day, as a matter of fact the data centers find it convenient to replace the old ones with new, advances and powerful hardware in exchange of less money but the difference in performance is really very high. The new super computer has already crosses old level with 100 billion speed. The makers can conveniently configure fast and more powerful server with the present resources.
This is very similar to Content Delivery Network; it is a network based service, where all the server related services are created in the cloud. It cloud computing system can easily be graded from an existing network as long as someone wants to. It is not like the traditional server which required a central server system. This works independently and requires less central server system. If you request a server from United Kingdom or America, it will not have much difference as you will belong from the same cloud computing system.
With the changing time the distance of the server is no longer a concern for the delivery of high speed and performance. But we have to consider it only when the local internet is concerned. You don’t have to worry about the fiber network spread across United States, Europe or Australia because they are interlinked well within the system. But if you are located in a place where the network quality is not very good like Africa, then server distance does play an important role for the business. Network and all other internet related facilities may not be a problem very advanced in places like USA. For such places the local server service should be taken.
If you own a local internet business and you face network problem while connecting overseas server, then a local ISP would be the best available choice. But if you are handling a world -wide business then you need not worry about such issues as pretty good internet facilities are available to all.