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I have an scheduled migration from US to Singapore... A friend warned me not to because of their experience in GoDaddy Singapore servers... I told him "there is always a problem with GoDaddy even the server is in your backyard", LOL... But I am just anxious... So how is the Singapore servers doing with your site? I have high trust with SoftLayer, one of the many reasons why I am here at WebFaction... Is the Singapore servers also under the SoftLayer technologies like in US or another provider like the one in Amsterdam, or really different provider?

I hope you share your experience with us... I am from Philippines and my visitors are mostly from my country and Singapore is the nearest to us that's why I migrate here...

asked 22 Jan '13, 02:41

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Yes, Softlayer's Singapore servers are managed exactly as their USA servers are, and we haven't had any problems. The routing from Singapore to some Asian countries is somewhat of a wildcard (for instance, China and Australia both often see better connections to USA than Singapore). However, for the Philippines, it's likely you'll see an improvement. The best way to compare is to run a pathping (windows) or [MTR][1] (linux/mac) report from your local machine to these three locations: test-usa.webfaction.com test-amsterdam.webfaction.com test-singapore.webfaction.com Then, try downloading the speed test files: - [http://test-usa.webfaction.com/30MB.tar][2] - [http://test-amsterdam.webfaction.com/30MB.tar][3] - [http://test-singapore.webfaction.com/30MB.tar][4] [1]: http://www.bitwizard.nl/mtr/ [2]: http://test-usa.webfaction.com/30MB.tar [3]: http://test-amsterdam.webfaction.com/30MB.tar [4]: http://test-singapore.webfaction.com/30MB.tar
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answered 22 Jan '13, 03:02

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Knowing that Singapore servers are also managed by Softlayer... that is more than enough, thanks... I did the download test and Singapore is faster from here...

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@ryans it seems these test-xxx.webfaction.com domain names no longer work for traceroutes/file downloads. Does webfaction have any new domains for testing speeds to different datacentres?

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We no longer have any download speed tests, but if you want to do a traceroute you can use the following:

  • USA: web596.webfaction.com
  • Europe: web580.webfaction.com
  • Singapore: web561.webfaction.com
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