Should I Change heroku app location from US to regional? If yes how to do it?

Saurav Seth asked:

I have a basic application which was created with heroku but at the time of creation there was no mention about regions. As a result my application region is US instead of India.

Are there any problems by being in a region that I don’t belong to? I’ve looked at herokus migration guide but I would like to avoid those many steps to achieve a region change.

My answer:


The speed of light is a problem.

If all your visitors are in India, but your server is in the US, then your site will be slower for those visitors. You might get a significant reduction in latency and increase in throughput by moving the site closer to its visitors.


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