Why Foreign Web Hosting

In my country, webhosting service offer at here is not expensive, approximate $35 per year only, while foreign webhosting service, some offer $5 per month to $8 per month.Compare to local, still much more expensive, some of the beginner or new webmaster not afford to purchase.

In the other hand, if the target visitor is local visitor, most webmaster would prefer to host the website locally, since it is fast loading and low cost to them.

In some other case, webmaster choose foreign web hosting service such as US hosting or Canada hosting because their target visitor are from foreign country or the whole world. The server over there are much more faster because the internet speed/bandwidth they offer are higher.

Just for example, local server serve 10Mbps, to access locally, it take may be 2-3 second to load the full page, while foreign country need to take 10 second to load the fullpage. If your website hosted at US or Canada server serve 100Mbps, visitor at those country access need 1 second, while other country around the world (my country) take about 5second to 7 second. So meaning that it still serve faster speed.

For those who looking for US and Canada web hosting, you can try Canadian Web Hosting

Oh ya, 1 more tips, Search Engine bot crawl your page faster you hosted at those location, here is my experience once I change to US server from Malaysia Server since march

google crawl

Above statistic show Time spent downloading a page from Google (in milliseconds)

4 Responses to “Why Foreign Web Hosting”

  1. Kit Kat May 8, 2009 at 12:04 am #

    Interesting. In my country, web hosting service is about RM100 for 500MB space. If you convert to $ dollar, it’s around $45. In my opinion, I prefer local web server because of the speed. However, if I’m doing something important or critical system, I prefer foreign web server especially in servers in U.S. Because it’s safer to use server that far away from your country. 🙂

  2. calvyn May 9, 2009 at 11:09 am #

    Kit Kat >
    Ya, you are rite, but RM100 i think can get higher space rite? I saw some offer better then 500MB, such as 1G, 5G, but some too overselling la 😛

  3. Kit Kat May 14, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    lol… Now my friend is selling the web hosting RM10 for 100MB. So cheap… 🙂

  4. rolandyh May 20, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    May i know icalvyn.com is hosting at which hosting company? The speed of accessing icalvyn.com from local Malaysia is quite acceptable, around 300ms to 350ms.

    I am using Hostgator now from foreign country, access time is nearly aound 447ms, slow…

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