Question on locations and servers

(Bryan B.) #1

I have 2 locations in my account. When I click on one location the web URL is, the other is just Is there a difference between them?

(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #2

Yes and no. They are on different shards which splits the load. In theory nothing is different but in reality the newer shard has less users and typically gets updates a bit slower so it can be a bit more stable.

From a developer perspective have multiple shards has caused a few issues. But nothing show stopping.

(Aaron S) #3

We are getting pretty close to shard parity - at this point, the delay in updates getting rolled out across regions is usually less than a few hours. From the end-user perspective, the difference in updates pretty negligible.

( co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

Beware that I think any custom code (SmartApps or Device Type Handlers) that you write or paste into your “Account” is not automatically replicated between the Shards / Locations!