The cloud location is the geographical location of dinCloud’s physical datacenters. You need to select the datacenter that is closest to you for best performance. Currently, there are two physical datacenters that you can host your machines on. US-West is located in Los Angeles while US-Central datacenter is located in Chicago.
You need to select the cloud location only until you place your first order. After the initial order, you cloud location will be set to the datacenter you had provisioned your first machine(s) on. All other cloud locations will be removed from the drop down. For instance, if you select US-West as your cloud location on very first order, next time you would only see US-West option in the dropdown list. If you select a different datacenter without signing into the system first, the cloud location will be changed to your existing datacenter location automatically. You will be shown a message on the checkout page about this change.