Hosting Question when using Cloudflare

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#1

Does it matter where in the country I host my site if I am using the cloudflare CDN?


#2

Doesn’t really matter where in the world you host your site, users will make a connection to the Cloudflare POP closest to them.

Now connections from Cloudflare to your origin will traverse the public internet, so having an origin server in the same general region as your primary customers can decrease that connection time (locating your origin server in Australia to serve users in the US if you have a lot of dynamic requests might be suboptimal). If you have a highly regional US focus, I guess you might be slightly better off being in/close to that region, but server size/perf is generally more critical than location for overall perf with dynamic requests in my experience.