Live in the U.K or Japan?
WPEngine are no doubt the fastest and most secure web hosting provider for WordPress powered sites.
Looks like they just got even faster if you want to host your site in London and Japan as well as the United States of America.
Here’s the official announcement they’ve made today to existing customers.
WPEngine Going Global
After months of preparation and planning, we’re delighted to announce that WP Engine customers can now elect to have their WordPress instances run out of datacenters in London, UK or Tokyo, JP – in addition to our primary datacenter in Texas, US.
For me personally, as a British-born UK citizen, it’s a proud moment to bring the power of our WordPress Hosting Platform ‘home’.
These two new geographic options are available at no additional cost to you. Choose the location of your datacenter, US, UK or Japan, and it’s all the same price.
If you’d like to transfer today to one of these datacenters, please submit a ticket to wpengine.zendesk.com letting us know your location of choice and we’ll move your site(s) over ASAP.
There are several reasons to locate your WordPress-powered website in the EU or Asia, including:
• Reduced latency for domestic visitors because the closer the server is to the site visitor, the faster the site can load.
British and European Union, as well as Asian legal jurisdiction.
• Compliance of the EU Data Protective Directive on exporting personal data outside of the EU.
We’ve written a detailed description of the benefits here: http://wpengine.com/2012/06/going-global-bringing-the-power-of-wp-engine-to-eu-and-asia/
To move your site to the London or Tokyo datacenter, or if you have more questions, please let us know at wpengine.zendesk.com
On behalf of all of us at WP Engine: Thank you, ありがとう, Danke, Merci, Gracias. It’s a pleasure to serve you.
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