Does it matter if your hosting is located in your country?

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:31 am

Would it matter if you buy hosting from the UK or New Zealand if you are located in the United States? Would you experience more server down time or site problems if your host is not located in your own country?

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Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:22 pm

It only matters where your traffic is coming from. So for instance, if most of your traffic is in the UK or over seas, then you would want to get a host there rather than in the states.

However, if you have cloud based hosting, they are likely to have servers all over the world, so it won't really matter which company you choose to host with, so long as the servers are spread around.
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Fri May 18, 2018 5:09 pm

Usually, if you use CloudFlare CDN you shouldn't be concerned about the speed, as this is a content delivery network, which caches your content across our global network, bringing it closer to visitors from every region. And some hosting providers include this CDN in their hosting plans, so you can easily benefit from it.
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Yah, the location should be based on your average customer location. If your customer base is global, that's fine as well but a CDN such as CloudFlare is crucial. This will distribute your static content around the world and some even offer global anycast nameservers, which make dns queries even faster for customers who are even further away from your website. Of course you can load balance and distribute your dynamic content as well, but it's usually not worth it for smaller websites.
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:06 pm

As previously mentioned, it only depends where your website visitors are located. Personally my website is hosted in Germany and most of my vistors are from the US, and it doesn't really cause problems for me. It depends on just where visitors are coming from.
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Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am

It should not matter where your hosting is located since there are CDNs available.
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Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:51 pm

I have done many different tests on this and it really doesn't matter. Regardless of the location of ISP, you should set preferred Country within Google Webmaster Tools.
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:14 pm

It depends of your website visitors location, if your website main visitors are from US and your hosting server is at New Zealand, it somehow affect the buffing speed as it need to pass few country server to reach N.Z. Moreover, if you're using shared hosting, the other website traffic will affect yours as well.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Just choose the location(datacenter) that is nearest to your target clients.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:38 pm

i think from which area you are getting prominent traffic, hosting network of that area will be great
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