How to choose a data center

Last Updated on 2019-09-02

LayerStack makes a commitment in providing 99.95% uptime SLA for all data centers but selecting a geographically advantageous data center is still very important for you to opt for the suitable Cloud Servers. One of the biggest factors is the ability to interconnect with other networks well, so it's optative to choose the data center that is closest to you, your target clients, your partners, and regional staffs. A closer date center will generally provide less latency, high network speed and faster throughput.

Our Looking Glass page provides information with the transparency relative to backbone routing and network performance that you received directly from our data centers in a different zone.

Hong Kong Data Center:

Singapore Data Center:

Japan Data Center:

Los Angeles Data Center:


Ping measures the round-trip time for messages sent from the originating machine to another destination machine that is echoed back to the source. It can tell the user the number of hops between two targets and the amount of time it takes for a packet to make the complete trip which you can compare the network latency between your local point and our data centers.

See the instructions for running ping on different operating systems below.

Run ping on Windows

ping (IPv4 of our data center) -n 30

Run ping on Linux

ping -c 30 (IPv4 of our data center)

Run ping on Mac OS

ping (IPv4 of our data center)

The smaller the time value of probe message (time = xxx ms), the shorter the round-trip, means it is the      better choice.

Download Speed

Download speed tests work by transferring a file of a known size from a test server located on the Internet to your computer and measuring how long it takes. For example, when you view a website with a web browser you are downloading information from the Internet.

For example, a 20 MB file will take 20 seconds over a 8 Mbits/s link and 10 seconds over a 16 Mbits/s link (*1MB/s = 8Mbit/s).

Click the “Test files 50MB/100MB” from our Looking Glass webpage to test your download speed.


Traceroute is a network diagnostic tool that displays the route taken by packets across a network and measures any transit delays. It will show you each hop sequentially, and total hops required, and then help you determine your connections whether it is good or not. It also shows you how systems are connected to each other, letting you see how your ISP connects to the Internet as well as how the target system is connected.

See the instructions for running traceroute on different operating systems below.

Run traceroute on Windows

  1. Click Start in your Windows and Search cmd
  2. Click OK / Click Windows Command Processor
  3. At the command line prompt, input: tracert (IPv4 of our data center)

Run traceroute on Linux

  1. Open a terminal window (E.g. Putty)
  2. At the command line prompt, input: traceroute (IPv4 of our data center)

Run traceroute on Mac OS

  1. Search for the Network Utility application (E.g. Terminal) and open it.
  2. At the command line prompt, input: traceroute (IPv4 of our data center)

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