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BuyVM Anycast Network

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Anycast is a routing feature BuyVM offers for free to all customers.

With a functioning Anycast configuration your inbound traffic will be routed to the VPS that is nearest to each visitor (i.e. European visitors will go Luxembourg, United States visitors depending on their location will go to either Las Vegas or New Jersey, Asia visitors will go to Las Vegas, etc.).

By serving content closer to your visitor, latency will decrease and throughput will increase. Both contribute to a happy visitor with content that loads fast and properly.

Anycast is about more than Content Distribution Networks (CDNs) and HTTP traffic. Many applications can be enhanced with Anycast including DNS, game servers and voice-over-IP (VOIP).

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers about BuyVM Anycast IP addresses.
What is Anycast?
Anycast is a network routing standard. Historically Anycast has been implemented only in very large companies and at great expense. Anycast puts your visitors on a server closest to them. This results in better site performance and throughput.
Why use Anycast?
Anycast helps speed up your sites or other services by putting visitors on the server closest to them. Closest server choice results in lower latency and higher throughput. It is ideal for Content Distribution Networks (CDN).
Where Does BuyVM have Anycast Points-of-Presence (POPs)?
Anycast requires that you have VPS instances (either KVM or OpenVZ) in all BuyVM locations.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (West Coast)
  • Piscataway, New Jersey, USA (East Coast)
  • Roost, Luxembourg, Europe
How much does AnyCast IP addresses cost?
Anycast is free for all BuyVM VPS customers. Your total cost will be three VPS purchases. Anycast works even with our popular 128MB annual plans.

For added redundancy, you can order additional services in each location and enable IP failover and have your Anycast IP address automatically failover in case of maintenance.
How do I configure my Anycast IP address?
Anycast is easily configured via our Stallion Control Panel. Follow the how-to on our wiki.
Is DDoS protection available?
Yes. DDoS protection is available for $5.00/month per IP address. Please contact support to request DDoS protection be enabled on the IP addresses of your choice.
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