When choosing a web hosting package or provider, you should consider where it will be hosted, geographically.
Depending on the content of your website, who you’re visitors or customers are likely to be and how quick you want your website to respond, you may wish to consider where it in the world your website is hosted.
For example, if the visitors of your website or your prospective customers are located in Australia, it makes sense to choose a package which will see your website hosted in Australia. There are a number of advantages, including the speed of content delivery, search engine optimisation and overall a better customer experience. Similarly, if your customers are located in the U.S, or all around the world, it makes sense to purchase a web hosting package that ensures your website is hosted in the U.S.
Generally, hosting websites in the U.S. can offer a cheaper alternative, however hosting in other parts of the world, including Australia can be worth paying a little extra for if it provides benefits to your customers.
If you update your website often, or store large files on your web hosting package, you’ll want your website to be hosted somewhere geographically close to you so it doesn’t take along time to upload or download files.
When you choose your next web hosting plan, be sure to ask where your website will be geographically located.