I did a
tracert in Windows to slicehost here is what I found about the route it has taken
Internal routers of office network
ISP in Hong Kong
Hong Kong IX, I think but not sure
Net Jersey, Morristown
Florida, Lake Mary
Maryland, Silver Spring
Missouri, St Louis
Pinging the site I got 287-310 ms. Pinging BudgetDedicated I got 379-398 ms.
Surprisingly although BudgetDedicated is in Europe the trip goes first to the same location after leaving Hong Kong at la2ca.ip.att.net then it traveled to other places like
All the nodes are managed by Level3 by the way.
Do I want round the world trip every time I log into my server?