I plan to run a site, am located in central Europe but my visitors will be located in US and UK (plus some EU countries) in the first phase, if it becomes successful it will expand to the rest of the world as it is a global service.
Is server location an issue? Shall I run my server in Europe or US or it really doesn't matter?
For what price I can get reliable managed server hosting in US? Could you recommend me any?
For 180 euro I can get this in my country:
CPU Intel X3430 2.4GHz 2 GB DDR3 ECC HDD 2x 500GB SATA 100/1000Mbps unlimited data transfer
If I ordered this managed server, what performance I could expect? How much traffic I would have to have to make the site very slow/inaccessible? Have no big data transffers, long running alghoritms etc. Just a "common" LAMP application doing some graph generation now and then.