If I Use Uk2.net's Dedicated, Will My US Users Feel Slower Connection

Dec 18, 2008

if i use uk2.net's dedicated, will my US users feel slower connection?

if i host my site on uk2.net, will the site load slower for US visitors because the server is in uk ?

what about FDCservers, and serverpronto, any opinions on them ?

uk2.net appeals because of the price.


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