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IP from United States, Server in Singapore (Asia)


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#1 kindleman

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:53 AM

I have a hosted site with provider "Siteground".

I also have specific I need a server to be hosted in Asia, as my clients are mainly in China. (you may have know China have "China Great Firewall", blocking out or having alot of issues with U.S server)

 

However, after purchased Asia server plan with Siteground, they told me my IP will still reflect as U.S, while actually my hosting is in Singapore. 
Question:

1. Is it true this is possible?
2. Since China is having trouble with U.S server, does it make sense for my IP to still route to "U.S IP" while it is returning traffic actually from Singapore?



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#2 Grinler

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:44 PM

Yes, its possible if the ISP lists that ip addresses as being in the US. IP addresses are not allocated by country but by organization. These ip addresses can be routed wherever an owner wants.

Actually hosting a web site in china for a non-china organization may prove to be difficult. If you are concerned about speed for your Chinese customers, you should just be concerned where the site is located and not the IP address that is being used.

Here's more info on how geo ip works:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1996106/how-does-ip-geolocating-work

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:53 PM

Thanks Admin =)






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