We currently have 5 test servers running, 1 in Seattle, WA, 1 in Dallas, TX, 1 in Scranton, PA, 1 in Chicago, IL, and 1 in Amsterdam, NL
Seattle - wa.minecraftserver.net
Dallas - tx.minecraftserver.net
Scranton - pa.minecraftserver.net
Chicago - ch.minecraftserver.net
Amsterdam - nl.minecraftserver.net
We recommend users from Australia to use our Seattle server as they seem to have better connectivity to that server.
You don't have to live in that state to be able to run a server you can live in different states and still play as we run our servers on top tier networks.
Our test servers are running on our Dirt plan which has 512Mb of dedicated Ram.