With an increase of developers and small business looking at offshore alternatives to house their websites, we felt we should outline the benefits of partnering with an Australian web hosting company.
When your website is hosted overseas, the request from visitors web browser needs to pass through multiple servers as it travels and then back again to return the desired web page. Therefore, page loading times for your visitors are longer.
Google also factors in page loading times when ranking your web site in their listings. With an Australian web hosting company, the request has a shorter distance to travel, resulting in a faster user experience.
For the majority of Australian organisations, their target audience connects to the Internet via local Australian service providers. Subsequently, when hosting your website with an Australian web hosting company such as FASTDOT, the website content is delivered far more quickly than it would be if it were hosted abroad.
Having your site hosted overseas is going to be detrimental to your carefully planned and fine-tuned SEO campaign. Google is always looking to provide its visitors with the most relevant results and local listings are an important part of this process.
By having an Australia IP address, you are informing search engines that your website and business is located within Australia which will have a more beneficial effect on your local search results.
Even if you have a .com website address we would still recommended you choose an Australian web hosting account otherwise you run the risk of Google thinking your business is not located in Australia.
Most overseas hosting companies will only have an international number resulting in expensive phone calls and long on hold queues. Other companies may only have an online chat facility which takes up your valuable time and can be quite frustrating if your issue is important.
Consider the time differences between Australia and many other overseas companies. During business hours in Australia, many overseas companies will be shut as they are outside of our normal business hours
FASTDOT offers support with the confidence of a 24/7, 365 days a year monitoring of servers located in a Sydney city Datacenter, managed and supported from a Sydney city office, entirely by Sydney city staff.
By choosing FASTDOT, an Australian web hosting company, you will be provided with friendly, local support when required.
Encouragement of healthy competition is crucial in our home soil and for competition to thrive, Australian web hosts must thrive too. We support you as an Australian business as we are one ourselves!
If you use Australian web services then you are supporting the local economy and providing more jobs within the industry. If you keep it local then our economy will be better off and your money won’t be sent overseas.
FASTDOT has been providing reliable, secure Australian website hosting for well over a decade. If your website is currently hosted overseas and you are considering moving then we can help transfer it to our Australian servers.