How to test location-specific websites
Some websites are only accessible from specific geographic locations. For example, a shopping website may redirect visitors to a website for their specific country, like:
example.com -> us.example.com example.com -> gb.example.com
By default Silktide tests websites from the United States. If a website is inaccessible from the US, Silktide will be unable to test it.
To get around this, you can ask Silktide to test your website from a different geographic location:
- View the affected website
- Click Settings
- Click Advanced
- Select a different country under Proxy location
This will run all of Silktide’s traffic via a proxy server. Any requests from Silktide are passed to the proxy server to the website being tested, and back again. The proxy server is located in a different country, so the website thinks it is being accessed from that country.
Note that testing with a proxy server is slower, due to the overhead of passing all data through the proxy.