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Would server location have an impact on performance?

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If application users are located in Chicago and the servers are in New Jersey will having the servers in Chicago have an impact on performance?


Usually for very long distances, it can make a differences as server location does have an effect on website speed in the end user standpoint.

Data travels through the internet via a network of cables. The longer the distance the data must travel, the longer it will take to reach its destination. The time taken for data to travel from one point to another is called Latency. This, affecting website speed in a way.

However, for short distance, such as Chicago to New Jersey, the effect on the speed is almost negligible.

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Modified date:
01 August 2019