Web Proximity

Pod location vs. Physical location

Cloud computing is a multibillion dollar global industry with growing monopolistic competition. Every hosting company has their own unique attributes that set them apart from the others. Like any smart consumer, you want to do your research and determine which features will best suit you and/or your company’s needs. And by research I mean beyond the first page that shows up on your search engine. As you’re exploring, you will recognize that most cloud hosting companies have local and international pod locations. You may become overwhelmed at all the options, but don’t worry! Options are good! Understanding your options is the first step to success. The main question is determining which pod location you should dedicate your server to. As a potential client you may wonder, “Does my physical location have any relevance to where the pod is located?” A common myth with web proximity is that if you dedicate your server to the closest pod location based on city, state or country, the speed may be faster. This is false. Pod locations do not affect speed performance. It all boils down to your personal needs and what the hosting company has to offer.

Things to consider:

  • Support: managed, unmanaged
  • Pricing
  • Flexible security settings
  • Supports a variety of Operating Systems
  • Scalability for resources
  • Usage

The only downside when selecting an international pod location is that some companies may include an international tax fee when you order your services. Zunicore currently has pod locations in Portsmouth, UK, Toronto, Canada and Fremont, California. If you would like to know more about our current pod locations and our plans for future launches, open a chat or submit a ticket and do not hesitate to ask a lot of questions!  :)

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