Location Matters, Even on the Web

Blog Pictures | acobox.comLately, I have been reading of people who have turned to webhosts that are based overseas because the price is so much lower. The budget prices, even with very economical domestic choices available, are considerable lower and in line with the income of individuals in that country. While you may pay pennies on the dollar, choosing that type of webhosting just to save a few dollars might not be something for you. I read an informative article on Webhostinggeeks.com that explained why.

Much like real estate, location matters. The closer your server is to your clients, the faster those clients will be able to access your website. Even in a virtual existence, the physical distance between servers and end users can make a difference. Most internet marketers target United States and European citizens, so by hosting halfway around the globe, website response time for target demographics may be adversely affected.

Server location never occurred to me, as the internet seems so instantaneous and fluid, but it makes perfect sense.  There are a few other articles, plus a webhosting comparison chart with reviews that you might want to check out if you are looking to relocate your little patch of the web to a new host.  Unfortunately, they don’t have any articles about what happens when a dog gets on your lap and starts “typing.” Mine hit something and all the sudden everything on the screen was huge, but just in one internet program.  I will get it sorted out eventually.

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