I have developed a mobile app, that lists some date with images. Currently the images are hosted on the same server where the services reside, but as the number of images rises I would like to unload them to a different server.
I have looked up for cloud providers (I reside in Europe) and the best so far is Rackspace UK. The ping from my country to their cloud is around 85ms (my customers are just from one country). Where the ping to my current dedicated server is 40ms.
My questions are:
Should I get another dedicated server (where ping is 40ms) and run an image server? if so what web server do you suggest for the sole purpose of hosting image content?
Should I ignore the ping and go with cloud? Can this difference be noticed on mobile connection?
Thank you for your time, all help is appreciated.