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Nov 26

Well, we are looking for a new server for one of our larger sites.  In doing so, I figured I would post an invaluable tool.  This website will allow you to find out how fast other servers/places from around the planet are able to get to your IP, or datacenter.  So, if you are looking at a new host, ask them for a test ip, and then start plugging that into some of the links on this page:

http://www.traceroute.org

I suggest documenting some of the results.  These tools will help you make a wise decision on where you server should be located at, and what to expect for latency.