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Title: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: donut on November 05, 2015, 08:35:53 AM
How important is the location of the host?  :o
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: bellabranson on March 28, 2016, 10:33:59 PM
I guess the location of the host doesn't matter ::)
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: HaBangNet on May 23, 2016, 04:37:11 PM
Host location really doesn't matter, importantly stable and good support respond
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: Pravin on October 25, 2016, 11:29:52 AM
Offshore hosting is nothing but hosting your website , data or application to a far off Datacenter location from your place of origin. There are many reasons for taking your hosting offshore, reasons like hosting copyrighted content, DMCA content , Hacking websites, adult content and warez hosting are few amongst them. There are servers that run/host a website except its located in another country. Many people use this because it is much harder to shut down legally and harder to contact.
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: LunaHost on November 24, 2016, 04:12:46 PM
What do you mean by location? Off shore or something like residing in UK but server in US?

For the most part it does not matter however you can encounter increased ping, handshake etc the further the server is away from the client so it makes sense to have servers in the same area as your target audience.

If my company was targeting UK people I would almost definitely buy UK servers.
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: DianaDickson on December 20, 2019, 11:44:13 AM
For me its very important, I have most of my customers in US, I have previously tried UK web hosting company, google ranking wise my site failed a lot, later I switched to Apps4Rent
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: wwwspyder on December 25, 2019, 09:30:41 AM
How important is the location of the host?  :o

You need to choose a hosting provider who's datacenter is geographically close to your target audience. Also a host that is fairly close to you, since you'll be the one accessing the hosting the most.

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Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: MarcS on December 25, 2019, 11:16:48 AM
Importance of the location of the host:
Title: Re: How important is the location of the host?
Post by: cloud on January 12, 2020, 03:24:51 PM
How important is the location of the host?  :o
It is very important, IMO, unless you are using content delivery network, which speeds things up for users in distant regions. Yet if you are using mail services from your web hosting provider, I would look for data centers located near you. If you are in UK, it's ok to use e.g. cloud hosting in Germany (https://www.veroservers.com/cloud-hosting.html). As for search engines results, again, CDN fixes that geolocation issues.