I have this image hosted through Dropbox and it loads slowly. I need to determine if the location of the server is too far away from my main audience so I can determine if that is the cause of the performance issue.

  • 1
    Dropbox is not a CDN. There is no consideration for performance for serving of content for a website. – John Conde Oct 3 '14 at 1:13
  • Can you add an anonymous example of the link to your image? Just in case. – closetnoc Oct 3 '14 at 2:55
  • Dropbox is never meant to be a hosting service, instead you could use Amazon S3, you'll get 1 year for free. Or you could use Google Cloud Storage. – Ruben Oct 7 '14 at 9:01

You can get IP that serves image with ping command or in Developer Tools of your browser

enter image description here

And check it's possible destination in geoiptool but the best solution to check you page speed is to test it with pingdom or gtmetrix, cause distance is not always important. Anyway Dropbox is definitely not for storing images.

| improve this answer | |
  • In addition, network-tools.com can look it up based on domain name or url and tell you more detailed stats about routing, DNS, traces, hops, etc. – dhaupin Oct 7 '14 at 15:27

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.