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.

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    Dropbox is not a CDN. There is no consideration for performance for serving of content for a website.
    – John Conde
    Commented Oct 3, 2014 at 1:13
  • Can you add an anonymous example of the link to your image? Just in case.
    – closetnoc
    Commented Oct 3, 2014 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
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 9:01

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

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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.

  • 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
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 15:27

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