Category Archives: Anycast

php.net powered by myracloud.com

The official PHP.net site is now powered by myracloud.com. Thanks to Rasmus Lerdorf and Dan Brown for the support. php.net is hosted on a server in California. We have nodes very nearby which load content, optimize it, and then deliver it either directly to clients or send it to myracloud nodes in other parts of the world in a highly compressed format.

blog.soprado.com is anycasted

Similar to our homepage, blog.soprado.com is using Soprado’s powerful Anycast network (so can you, give us a call). Also, IPv6 connectivity is a given.

$ host blog.soprado.com
blog.soprado.com has address 91.236.122.33
blog.soprado.com has address 91.236.122.65
blog.soprado.com has address 91.236.122.1
blog.soprado.com has IPv6 address 2a02:cb40:300::1
blog.soprado.com has IPv6 address 2a02:cb40:400::1

BGP Anycast is used to announce the same network from multiple locations to aid in DDoS protection and high-availability. The Internet routing system automatically chooses the best path for your packets to go from your regular Unicast IP address to our Anycast network which reduces page load times and thus improves the overall user experience (UX).