Cloudflare is not hosting site from nearest servers, if peoples accessing from india its going to France CDN servers

Hi, Cloudflare community,

I have transferred my DNS hosting to Cloudflare.

I’m trying to access my site from India, but Cloudflare routes my traffic to France.

Can anyone please help me understand what setting I need to change so that Cloudflare routes my traffic to Indian data centers?

[N.B.: I understand that Cloudflare uses anycast routing, so the data center location cannot be decided from the IP Address. Also, I have checked the “colo” property of /cdn-cgi/trace URL; the property is showing value as MRS, which is the airport code for Marseille Provence Airport, located in France]

Hi @yash.agrawal,

Cloudflare doesn’t always route you to the nearest PoP due to bandwidth costs. I believe you’ll need the Business (if not Enterprise) plan to have traffic routed to PoPs in India. You can read more about it here:

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Hi @albert,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I understand that Cloudflare chooses a cost and performance-efficient method of routing. Still, the origin server to which Cloudflare is routing is located in Central India. Cloudflare has around seven servers in India, so wouldn’t it be faster and cheaper for Cloudflare if it uses Indian servers instead of France servers?

Faster, yes. Cheaper, no - otherwise Cloudflare wouldn’t be doing it :slightly_smiling_face:

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