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

Hi All,

One of my site has been now hosted with cloudflre properly.
When I am performing nslookup or trace to my site its going to US clouflare server rather than indian or local or nearest servers in nearby contries.

This is eventually making my site perform very slow/getting high latency accessing outside US.
Here’s trace for your referance. which initially starts with indian ISP peerings and going to US. rather than local or nearest cloudflare servers.
Could anyone assist with solution for this? Thanks in advance.

Trace>>>
1 4 ms 1 ms <1 ms XiaoQiang [192.168.31.1]
2 3 ms 1 ms 4 ms 5-144-31-103.dnainfotel com [103.31.144.5]
3 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms 1-144-31-103.dnainfotel com [103.31.144.1]
4 20 ms 19 ms 18 ms nsg-static-181.175.76.182-airtel com [182.76.175.181]
5 199 ms 203 ms 203 ms 116.119.36.38
6 231 ms 203 ms 203 ms linx-lon1 as13335 net [195.66.225.179]
7 222 ms 294 ms 213 ms 104.27.155.69

Trace complete.

Range: 104.16.0.0-104.31.255.255
Org: Cloudflare, Inc.
Country: United States

Why does my site return a US IP address? and Peering - Why don't I reach the closest datacenter to me?

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Thanks for your replies. I have read those articles.

Is their any way to verify if my site is being hosted from nearest cloudflare server or not?

As the thread already mentions, that depends on your ISP. Also, Cloudflare does not host anything.

Thanks, but do you mean my site is not being hosted from nearby servers. as I have tried from many T1/top tier ISP’s from India and all are going to US cloudflare servers rather than local India servers.

For starters, Cloudflare does not host.

Second, what exactly have you tried and what is unclear about the two articles?

Hi Sandro,

I got your point that cloudflare does not host a site.
But the DNS/caching services provided by cloudflare, does not seem to be working from nearest servers.

Whats the domain in question?

Domain name is bestdealzreview.com

Open https://bestdealzreview.com/cdn-cgi/trace on all the ISP connections you have tried so far and post each output here.

Below one is from T1 ISP Airtel>>

Trace>>>
1 4 ms 1 ms <1 ms XiaoQiang [192.168.31.1]
2 3 ms 1 ms 4 ms 5-144-31-103.dnainfotel com [103.31.144.5]
3 3 ms 2 ms 2 ms 1-144-31-103.dnainfotel com [103.31.144.1]
4 20 ms 19 ms 18 ms nsg-static-181.175.76.182-airtel com [182.76.175.181] >>> ISP IP from India
5 199 ms 203 ms 203 ms 116.119.36.38
6 231 ms 203 ms 203 ms linx-lon1 as13335 net [195.66.225.179]
7 222 ms 294 ms 213 ms 104.27.155.69 >>>> Going to this Clouflare server is in US

Trace complete.

2nd one is from leading ISP Reliance Jio>>
Trace to bestdealzreview.com

1 -
2 - 10.71.18.3
3 - 172.25.102.130
4 - 172.25.102.131
5 - 172.16.80.111
6 - 172.17.119.5
7 -
8 -
9 -
10 -
11 -
12 - 49.45.4.251
13 - 103.198.140.15
14 - 103.198.140.15
15 - 162.158.160.222
16 - 104.31.77.158 >>> This is also going to US Clouflare server.
bestdealzreview.com

This is not the output I asked for.

And this I addressed already a week ago. Based on your trace you are most likely going to Singapore, not the US.

My mistake… Correct outputs you require are below>>

ISP 1)
fl=21f333
h=bestdealzreview(dot)com
ip=59.185.239.11
ts=1575384676.201
visit_scheme=https
uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/80.0.3970.5 Safari/537.36
colo=LHR
http=http/1.1
loc=IN
tls=TLSv1.2
sni=plaintext
warp=off

ISP 2)
fl=35f180
h=bestdealzreview (dot)com
ip=2405:204:228f:b066::2093:68a0
ts=1575384745.179 visit_scheme=https
uag=Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 9; SM-N950F) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/78.0.3904.108 Mobile
Safari/537.36
colo=SIN
http=http/2
loc=IN
tls=TLSv1.3
sni=plaintext
warp=off

Neither of these connections went to the US. The first one was routed to the UK, the second one - as I predicted - to Singapore.

Again, please re-read what I wrote already one week ago. This will answer all your questions.

Ohk,Thanks. one of them went to UK, but why not India, if end user is from India.
2nd one went to singapore that is fine considering latency.

This, I explained a week ago as well. The second link.

No offence, but your

cant be accurate at all. If you had read the articles you wouldnt still ask these questions.

Ohk, I will read those again. I might have missed something in it…
Btw, Thanks a lot for your quick replies & support.

Have a great day!!!

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