In a move to better globalize its operations, WordPress managed hosting company Page.ly recently announced that it is adding a POP in the UK.
Here is what Joshua Strebel had to say about the updates:
We have a fair amount of clients in the UK already and today we are happy to announce the availability of new caching nodes or a POP (Point Of Presence) in the UK. Enjoy even faster load times for your UK and European based traffic. Are you ready for UK WordPress Hosting by the founders of Managed WordPress Hosting?
How’s it Work?
The main Pagely DC is based in Dallas TX, and the UK POP is a cacheing layer. So that means requests routed through the UK facility will enjoy faster response times for UK and European cached traffic. Site owners that login, or cold-cache requests will still route back to Dallas and will see the same speeds “accross-the-pond” as you do now. All in all your UK/Euro vistors should see a great speed improvement on the majority of requests to your site.
CNAME for now.
For now we are just providing a CNAME for you to map your Domain DNS too. The underlying IP address may change in the near future so we do not want to encourage you to map an A record directly to the IP at this time. If your site uses a subdomain like www. or blog. this will work perfectly.
As an effort to help support the growing international business, particularly in the UK, Page.ly decided to launch a country-specific domain as well: http://pagely.co.uk/.
via Page.ly blog