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How to Transfer your Server Location

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Transfer Server Location

Overview

As you play on a game server, the network connection that is experienced may not be desirable for all players. Whether the server owner wishes to improve the ping for themselves or for other people, transferring the server location can improve these circumstances. Choosing a location is key, as the further a player is from the region, the more latency they may experience which will disrupt gameplay. When this arises, choosing a new location can remedy the issue with the only change being a new IP address. Transferring the server location with Apex Hosting is as easy as using a dropdown menu, so we have written this tutorial to guide you through the setup steps.
 

Selecting a Server Location

While there are a variety of factors to consider when selecting a location, the distance to the location and the subsequent ping is one of the most vital. To ensure the best connection during gameplay, we recommend verifying your ping across each location to make an informed decision.

  1. Visit the Apex Hosting website page.
  2. Scroll down to the Test Our Server Locations section.
    Server Transfer Test Ping
  3. Press the green Test Ping button to test the connection.
  4. Once complete, check the results to see which locations will suit you best.
    Server Transfer Ping Results

 
With ping, a lower number will result in a faster and more consistent connection to the server. Once ping begins to reach above the 80ms range, some lag may be noticeable. As the connection worses, ping delay will become increasingly noticeable, so selecting the region with the lowest ping result is recommended.
 

Transferring the Server Location

Once you have tested the server locations that work best, you can proceed with transferring your server to your selected location.

  1. Visit the Apex Server Panel, then press the red Stop button.
  2. Once the server is offline, locate the Server Location section.
  3. Here, open the dropdown menu to view all available server locations.
    Server Transfer Region Dropdown
  4. Locate and select your desired location from the list.
  5. When the pop-up appears, optionally enter a transfer reason.
    Server Transfer Reason
  6. Finally, press the transfer server button to begin the process.

 
A new page will now open, displaying the server transfer status. You will be able to see which stage the transfer is on, as well as the overall progress. You should now make note of your new IP address listed on the panel, then continue to play once the transfer is complete!
 

Conclusion

With that, you now know how to select the server location that is best and how to transfer the server. As a server owner, selecting a location that will work for all players is often difficult unless everyone is within a close proximity. As the location is moved further, latency will increase and networking issues may be experienced and disrupt gameplay. When faced with players across a variety of locations, selecting a location that is central to all may be beneficial, however we still recommend maintaining a decent ping for the server owner above all else. Now that you know how to move the game server’s region, you can relocate it when you deem it necessary and continue to play.
 

Useful Links

Apex Hosting Main Page
Apex Server Panel

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