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Should I be hosting in South Africa or overseas?Choosing an appropriate hosting location is vital for your webhosting services. Identifying your target market allows you to place your website closer to your audience. In SA there are various important factors such as restricted bandwidth when people hit their cap on ADSL that need to be considered. RSAWeb provides web hosting in servers in Cape Town and in the US to give you the option of hosting in the most appropriate location.
Hosting - in South AfricaIf your target audience is in South Africa, hosting in SA is suggested, this will bring your website closer to your clients. Example: A South African property group receives 20000 visitors, 80% of which are from SA, hosting in South Africa is advisable.
Hosting - OverseasIf your site does a lot of traffic, it may be worthwhile using an overseas hosting as traffic in the US is far cheaper than in South Africa. Hosting your site in the US gives the entire world excellent access to your site as the infrastructure overseas is excellent. Example: You own a tourism website promoting South Africa to potential clients from Germany and the EU, hosting with RSAWeb in the US will give your clients fast access to your site.
How to get your webhosting overseas or in South AfricaRSAWeb's hosting facilities are available in SA or the US. To choose a US hosting option, you can select a package with the " - US" on the end of it. Our "Standard Linux" package is in South Africa.
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