Last post Apr 13, 2008 03:08 PM by neomenzies
Apr 01, 2008 05:03 PM|PeterNwan|LINK
Hi i have a website which more than 90% of users will be in the UK, I have been looking at a number of hosts and was wondering are there any disadvantages of having my site hosted in the US, thanks.
Apr 01, 2008 06:07 PM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
If you get a good US host, you shouldn't have any problems such as latency due to distance, but depending on the nature of your site's content, it is possible to have some date format problems with MS Access as your database, for example.
Also, depending on your location, there may be some support availablilty problems - especially if you go to the US because their chepest hosters are REALLY cheap at the moment. And if that is your motivation for looking Stateside, don't do it. If you are
UK based, you should be able to splash out on a good US host, with the current exchange rate.
Apr 01, 2008 06:18 PM|TATWORTH|LINK
>I have been looking at a number of hosts and was wondering are there any disadvantages of having my site hosted in the US
Whether you host in the UK or US, I suggest you check your shortlisted providers for adverse feedback both on this forum and at http://www.webhostingtalk.com/index.php.
Apr 02, 2008 10:11 AM|HostingASPNet|LINK
Tell us more about your site, is it regular one or with huge databases, do you plan to provide some video streaming, how many impressions per day you expect to have etc...
Apr 02, 2008 05:08 PM|amritrr|LINK
I don't really think there should be a problem. People these days are hosting websites across the globe without any issues at all.
Apr 03, 2008 11:32 AM|RyanBishop|LINK
Are you worried about server maintenance that hosting companies do and your site availability? Most US hosts will do maintenance durring their night time but may be your late morning.
Apr 03, 2008 02:34 PM|PeterNwan|LINK
Apr 03, 2008 03:00 PM|RyanBishop|LINK
I see your concern with the customer service piece but that easy to test out before you order the service with the provider, each one being different
of cores. Try picking the top 5 or so hosts you would like to go with in the US and check to make sure they are available wether it be live chat or even phone when you may need them. Sending test questions to their support departments to see response times
Just some standard suggestions to help you make sure you find the right company... I guess as far as the SERPS go it would depend on where your audience is?
According to what I have heard you can improve your ranking by hosting in the same country as your target audience.
Apr 05, 2008 04:38 PM|PeterNwan|LINK
Thanks for your replies, they have been helpful.
Apr 13, 2008 03:08 PM|neomenzies|LINK
Its good to host as close to your market as possible for both latency and SEO reasons. You can check out London based
They also have USA hosting.