We are currently performing a partial restructuring of our USA based network of data centers and will migrate your site(s) listed below between May 09 and May 12, 2023 to a new server in а facility in Los Angeles, California. The aim of this restructuring is to achieve a balanced site distribution among all US data centers locations we provide, which will result in more efficient resource usage and better contingency planning.The SiteGround Team
Back when I signed up with SiteGround as my hosting provider, they had data centers in four different locations: Chicago (USA), Amsterdam (Netherlands), London (UK), and Singapore. I did opt for Chicago back then (see Getting my web host). You may not remember, but in March 2020, my account was transferred to their new (at the time) Google facility in Iowa (see SiteGround New Client Area and Site Tools – part 4); an infrastructure upgrade as they called it. When I saw the above email, I was wondering about going to the West Coast. Why would they move me from there?
I was also curious to know what happened to their Chicago server, or more specifically what would be the choice for someone signing up with SiteGround today? So, I investigated a bit…
I found a first bit of info in their knowledge base in which they list their current data center locations:
- Ashburn (Virginia, US)
- Council Bluffs (Iowa, US)
- Dallas (Texas, US)
- Los Angeles (California, US)
- London (UK)
- Madrid (Spain)
- Eemshaven (Netherlands)
- Frankfurt (Germany)
- Sydney (Australia)
- Singapore (Singapore)
We have chosen our current data centers after careful investigation, as they have proven to be among the most reliable ones. The continuous monitoring, upgrading and securing of the servers are performed by the highly qualified team of SiteGround system administrators.SiteGround
the introduction of three new data centers in the USA was announced in a blog post on October 2022 by their Director Product Development Daniel Kanchev:
Our clients may now choose among four US-based data centers to have their sites hosted as close as possible to their visitors.
With the introduction of three new data centers, we now have four locations in the USA, all part of the modern Google Cloud infrastructure that ensures high redundancy, fast connectivity and multi-layered security:
USA North in Council Bluffs, Iowa — best for websites that have visitors predominantly from the northern US and/or Canada
NEW: USA South in Dallas, Texas — best for websites that have visitors predominantly from the southern US and/or Central and South American countries
NEW: USA East in Ashburn, Virginia — best for websites that have visitors predominantly from the Eastern US states
NEW: USA West in Los Angeles, California — best for website that have visitors predominantly from the Western US states
Now, the question arises: are my visitors predominantly from the Western US states?
As you may know, if you are following this blog, I do not use anything for statistics but what is provided by SiteGround (see Site Tools (vs. cPanel) – part 9: Statistics) and I have some serious concerns with their (new) Traffic tool indeed (see A difficult year – attested by numbers). For this reason, I would like to ask you if you could answer the poll bellow. Thank you.