We have recently launched a new data center location in Mumbai, India. There was a huge demand from existing and new customers to host locally in this region. As of now, we can proudly say that the newly-launched data center is available for everyone.
With this update, we serve our local customers in India even better. The new locally-based DC will significantly improve speed, and add more reliability for websites serving Indian audiences.
Mumbai Data Center Details
We put a lot of effort into picking the best-matching DC to meet our high-quality standards, and client needs. The process took almost half a year and involved thorough research, setup, and testing so that Tier-3 DC in Mumbai is ready to establish a connection to our global network now.
The Indian based DC is now fully integrated and functional, like all other data center locations we offer. Due to complete integration, our highly qualified technical team can continuously monitor, test, and upgrade servers and software in Mumbai like they do elsewhere globally.
“In short, our DC in India allows local clients to host their websites closer to the visitors. Reduced network round-trip times improves speed and reduces response time, boosts overall user experience. The difference in speed can be significant (the same website can load up to 2x faster), so if your site traffic is mostly from India, there will be a really noticeable difference. India is one of the fastest emerging regions, and we are glad we can help local businesses and individuals accelerate on the path to success.”
Balys Krikščiūnas, Chief Technology Officer
Technical hardware solutions of India DC include the following but are not limited to:
- Special RAM sticks are used to support automatic ECC memory recovery
- Full-SSD drives are employed to store user database and home files
- RAID10 technology is adapted to prevent outage during hard disk failures
- Intel® Xeon® processors are used to ensure best hosting experience
- Fiber 25G connections between switch and server are used internally in our system for better performance.
Improved Performance for Websites Serving Indian Audiences
Tests run on a public tool GTmetrix prove the better performance of websites stored in Indian DC for end-users based in India and surrounding regions. For instance, we compared separate cases of website visitors trying to connect from the USA, Europe, and Australia to India versus a client trying to connect from India to the Indian server. The latter case is shown to achieve better performance results.
To better understand the results, three core measures are taken into consideration regarding loading speed and website optimization.
First contentful paint here shows how quickly content like text or images are painted onto your page. Speed index describes how quickly the contents of your page are visibly populated. And largest contentful paint indicates how long it takes for the largest element of content (e.g., a hero image) to be painted on your page.
Thrilled to see how fast the Indian region is loading from your location? Get a glimpse into the improved performance on GTmetrix yourself.
How to Choose the Server Location in India
You can choose your server location during the setup of your web hosting account. Alternatively, you can use a new self-transfer feature available on hPanel for our existing users. It’s completely automatic and free.
We are working on broadening our server network worldwide, so stay tuned for further news on Hostinger data center location expansion.
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