I just signed up for a cloud server in Singapore. I myself am in Indonesia. I've got the domain name setup and everything. When I ping my IP address versus ping my domain name, the results are about the same. But when I load each of them through my browser, the IP address is quite a bit faster than the domain name. Would this be because of the DNS server? My distance between computer and server? Or something else? I'm using Namecheap's DNS server at the moment.
Need some advice from server gurus. Thanks!