Over the last few years, quite a number of overseas hosting providers have appeared alongside their Australian counterparts. Many of these companies claim to offer serious savings when it comes to your online presence. But web hosting shouldn’t be an area of your business where you sacrifice quality of service over cost, and doing so can have serious implications for your customers as well as your budget.
Here are five reasons to use FASTDOT, a leading Sydney web hosting provider.
Isn’t it nice to call someone and actually be able to speak to them during normal business hours?
Dealing with an overseas web hosting provider or call center can often subject your business to lengthy time differences and restrict their support services to that country’s business hours.
If you are unable to access support when you need it can put your online business at severe risk. As a Sydney web hosting provider FASTDOT works the same hours as your business and will always be on hand to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
Conflicting working hours can affect more than just your support levels. Overseas hosting companies often run updates at times that best suit their local customers, but might represent your heaviest period of site traffic. This can cause your website to become slow, sluggish or even crash during hours where it could be generating profits.
Many network engineering tests have already demonstrated that there is more latency when visiting websites hosted in America and Europe as compared to websites hosted in Australia.
If you host your website overseas, you might incur slower site load times something that could deter potential customers and negatively impact online performance.
FASTDOT’s hosting infrastructure is based in Equinix Sydney is one of the largest data centers in the Southern Hemisphere. Equinix is positioned on the edge of the Sydney CBD, which provides substantial “last mile” fiber connections and offering our customers the greatest choice in access to leading Internet backbone providers in Australia and overseas.
Better Search Presence
There is no denying that local, relevant websites are key to achieving higher search rankings. Opting for an overseas hosting provider could mean sacrificing your relevance in the eyes of Google and could confuse the search engines as they attempt to ascertain your location. It is a risk that may not be worth taking.
Boost the Local Economy
If you use Sydney web hosting services then you are supporting our state 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.
So when it comes to deciding a hosting provider locally or internationally, although it may be that you are saving money in the short term by choosing an international provider, just keep in mind that it could seriously threaten the long-term success of your business. Be sure to invest in a reliable, local web hosting solution so that you can concentrate on running your business. And be confident that your online presence is in good hands.
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FASTDOT is an Australian owned and run company with it’s hosting services all locally based in Sydney, Australia.