Chapter 8. Regions

8.1. Introduction to Regions

OpenShift Online supports creating applications in different regions. Regions provide a way for developers to manage applications across several distinct geographies by controlling deployments across a selected group of servers. These groups can represent physical geographies, such as different countries or data centers. Using regions, you can maximize your application performance with less latency by deploying applications closer to your expected users.
OpenShift Online has two geographic hosting regions: East-coast US and Western Europe. All applications created with a free plan are set to us-east-1, but if you are on a paid plan you have access to eu-west-1. See Section 11.2, “Creating an Application” for information on creating an application in a different region.
Application developers with paid accounts can create applications in specific regions, view region information when accessing a gear, and can list the regions available.