Should I host my website locally?

By : Christopher Wray | April 10, 2008 | Blog

Should I host my website locally?

April 10, 2008

If you’ve done your homework, you’ll have noticed that web-hosting fees normally include costs for bandwidth usage (This covers the transfer of data from your website to the browser’s PC), much like an ADSL package. You may have also noted that bandwidth costs are significantly cheaper overseas in countries like the USA. So if you’re following me, the logical assumption is that you should host your website overseas, where you can enjoy lower bandwidth costs right?

Well, NOT exactly. Location plays a big part in how fast your website is. Fortunately RSAWEB offers you the option to host either locally or internationally, depending on what the needs of your target market are:

Local Hosting
If your website does a lot of South African traffic, hosting locally will give you faster download times and better reliability. Businesses like real-estate agents, online retailers, financial services & business directories that rely heavily on a web presence to run their businesses, enjoy the optimal performance of hosting locally.For larger websites that require dedicated resources we have a range of locally hosted Linux Managed Servers that are housed in our own Data Centres in SA.

International Hosting
Smaller websites, like individual blogs, small businesses, schools & NGO’s benefit from the cost savings associated with hosting internationally. International or export based business’s can also benifit from being closer to their market, by choosing one of our USA hosted packages eg.Beginner Hosting. You will still receive one bill from RSAWEB in rands, and all of your web hosting’s, whether hosted in SA or the USA will be managed through the MyRSAWEB control panel.

Still confused? speak to one of our account managers on: 0861 RSAWEB.

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