Google’s sixteenth Google Cloud Platform region located in Finland, is now open and thus also available in the Templ.io Control Panel.
The new Finland region, joins the Netherlands, Belgium, London, and Frankfurt in Europe and makes it easier to launch a super faster WordPress website using resources across those geographies. Hosting WordPress websites in the new region can improve latencies by up to 65% for end-users in the Nordics and by up to 88% for end-users in Eastern Europe, compared to hosting them in the previously closest region. You can visit www.gcping.com to see for yourself how fast the Finland region is from your location.
We have already set up websites in Finland for our customers in Sweden and seen tremendous speed impacts. After we moved one website from Netherlands to Finland, the load time was reduced with 0.5 seconds and the website was fully loaded in 750ms (measured from Stockholm, Sweden).
The new region is located in Google’s existing data center in Hamina, Finland. This facility is one of their most advanced and efficient data centers in the Google fleet. Google’s high-tech cooling system, which uses sea water from the Gulf of Finland, reduces energy use and is the first of its kind anywhere in the world. When you are launching a WordPress website in Finland, you are doing so with green energy!
Except for the Finland region, we also have these locations to choose from right now
South Carolina, USA
North Virginia, USA
St. Ghislain, Belgium
São Paulo, Brazil
Changhua County, Taiwan
How to set up a WordPress site or WooCommerce store in Finland Here are the simple steps to get started and set up a website in Hamina, Finland:
Activate your account with the verification link that was sent to your email inbox and log in to the Templ.io Panel
Click Create Website
Name your website and select Finland in the location list
Click Continue and wait for the setup to finish. Once the process is done, you will be able to access your new WordPress site right away with an URL provided by us. You can also copy an existing WordPress site and migrate it to templ.io to compare the speed of your old host, to do that, please check our migration guide or contact us if you want us to do for you (for free).
Future Google Cloud Platform regions to be launched: Los Angeles, USA & Hong Kong.