Are replit (technically google's) servers in Dearing, Kansas?
I was doing some research for badminton and I used a browser emulator to work around network restrictions.
I probably should have remembered that it's a browser emulator and it will have a different location than my own (I can easily fix), but on google maps, it said that I was in Dearing, Kansas.
Is this where google (because replit uses google) hosts their servers? The location shows it is on a road near a lake or other body of water, but also servers are also probably capable of geo-spoofing their location. If the latter is true, then why Dearing, Kansas?
The general location:
The specific location:
Yeah from what I can tell they have multiple locations globally as there was a blog post on it a while back. I also looked at a google case study of replit but did not find anything on the datacenter locations.
Replit's servers use google cloud computing.
The servers are spread all around the world, but the ones replit rents are in the US. citation needed.
question is how does that affect you
- do you live near that
- do you
They use GCP for hosting, and use load balancing across multiple datacentres across the US. Datacenter locations are usually kept private, but if you go into that google maps satellite and zoom in, you should see a google cloud datacenter
would be cool tho if they used their own infastructure :(
@novaflippers Yeah, usually data centers are too expensive to own for just one company like this, but I would get why data centers are kept private, but I don't think these are kept private (unless my hunch is right and they data spoof... but google is too good for that). AWS data centers are kept private, I think... but google reveals theirs (or at least from what I can tell with a hasty google search).
@novaflippers Well, more or less use their IP to find the general area (but still it is quite accurate - within a couple miles of accuracy sometimes)...
Why wouldn't they have high security.
You said that these data centers are "usually kept private".
I doubt it, or at least... they don't reveal it because people don't generally need to know this info.
Replit is probably a CDN(Content Delivery Network), which is used to host sites on multiple locations in the world, so that if one server is down, the other is ready to back it up. This can be done by hosting sites on Cloudflare, etc.
That might be where one of the data centers is, but remember Replit obtained multiple of those after going worldwide.
@Baconman321 I meant they dont just put their location on google.com, of course they know that anyone can spin up an instance and use their instance IP to do a lookup of the location, but that dosent matter if your paying them, and they have strongly guarded datacenters in the middle of nowhere
@novaflippers Anything that costs lots of money and is used frequently is going to be heavily guarded... sure
Not necessarily "the middle of nowhere", but yeah I would agree... it's probably easier to build there because it's cheaper to obtain a land permit, but it is also by a body of water from what I see in the map, making it a lot easier to provide cooling (if they use water to cool it).
@novaflippers Rlly? The pic I showed above?
this place? "Estate enighed" doesn't have a street view, and the place looks like it is a farm (ordinary "farm" not server farm).
Oh, and also:
None of google's data centers are in kansas. Sure, there could be "private" ones, but I still don't think that it's in this specific location that I showed.