How Important Is The Country The Host Is Based? Host Overseas?

May 21, 2009

I'm wondering if you can tell me something about your experience with a host/server in a different country or overseas.

My webpage will be mostly frequented by Australians.

What do you think is the advantage and the disadvantage of having a host in your own country and having one overseas?

I'm thinking about stability, traffic speed, peak hours in different time zones, customer service, ....

What are your experiences?

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