Should Location Of Host = Location Of Targeted Visitors?
Sep 19, 2008
Just a question about hosting your site in the same country where your main targeted visitors is located. It is my belief that I should host my sites in the same country where I the targeted visitors are. Am I correct in saying this??
US Focus Site should be hosted in the US
Canadian Focus Site should be hosted in Canada
And UK Focus Site would be hosted in the UK??????
I have a VPS and when I signed up I was told by the provider that the server was based in a UK datacentre. However, I've just done a search on the IP address for my VPS and it comes up as 'The IP address is assigned to France'.
Does this mean the server's actually located in France?
1. I was wondering whether my choice in web host is limited to the particular country where I reside, or whether I can choose a web host from any country? If the latter is true, are there any disadvantages to this?
2. Also, I would like to set up a website and from what I understand of my investigations so far, there exist two possibilities. The first is to download all the necessary software and do it all by myself which will also involve finding a good host that meets my needs and also optimising the website for Google. The other way would be to subscribe to an online company which provides all of these services in one package at a determined price. Which would be better?
3. Has anyone ever come across a site called SiteBuildIt.com, or also known as SiteSell.com? Would this be a good option and are they or do they do what they claim? If it is a good option, are there any other sites similar to SiteSell? Therefore, would it be more practical to subscribe to a company like SiteSell where I can get all my hosting, web design and SEO needs all under one roof or would I be better off going it on my own?
4. With regard to my hosting needs, how much storage and bandwidth will I be looking at in order to run a small real estate website?
right now i am under the impression, i can buy a server from dell or so for say $1200 - $3000, and then pay like 20 - 50 to have them placed at a datacenter with a dedicated internet line and all that?
if that is true, can i take my equipment at home (making sure there the right size box, obviously im guessing , dc's do not take full towers to be placed), and send them out?
I am thinking that this way, I can load linux, or whatever OS on it, install whatever extensions I need, do whatever, and have a dedicated server to my self for less then 50$ /month.
What happens when it fails? do they send it back to you? i would like that, since I can recover my files and stuff.
People dont do this because: 1) parts are not warrantied 2) its too costly and time consuming to load them with control panels and security software/hardware.
I have some idea of what it is, I make contract with a data center and have my server located on their place.
What I need to know about is, how does all of the fees work, and what does some of this stuff means?
- 1u vs. Full rack vs. cabinet vs. tower
- BGP network
- what is Bandwidth billed on port speed or on 95th percentile.
- Tier 1 and Tier 2, and the Level 3 label
- Amp Needed
- Installation (Is this the process of connecting the server with wires and power, or is this also software installation?)
- What other costs are there?
Thank you anyone who can help. If you have an article with this kind of info, I be happy. I will try to find this info on my own, but I might not find everything I need to know so I am also asking it from here.
I live in Turkey. I'm gonna buy a reseller package from Hostgator which is located in Texas. I will mostly make websites in English language for business(affiliate websites) but I decided to make 2 websites in Turkish language for a hobby of mine. Should I buy hosting from a company in Europe or can I still go with Hostgator? I really like Hostgator's package but how much disadvantage would there be in terms of speed? Would people be able to tell by speed whether the server is close or not? Is there a way to test it? All my friends' computers have a speed around 100kb download per second.
We have two servers, one in our office, and the other in a colocation. There is a site-to-site VPN connection between them. I want to add the server in the office as a network place/drive to the server in the colocation, but I can't get it to work. I tried putting the local ip of the server in the office, didnt work.
Then I tried OFFICESERVERNAMESHARENAME and that didnt work either.
Office Server Local IP: 192.168.0.202 Colocation Local IP: 192.168.1.2
I have seen a number of threads that specify location (mostly US) as a critereon for VPS selection. I am based in India and looks like there are vew VPS providers here and most of the VPS providers are located in the US (some in the UK as well).
Anyone know of a listing of hosting companies based on the location of their offices? I donít care where their servers are but I would like to know that I am dealing with a company that is local. (By the way, I live in the northern part of Virginia and I consider metro DC and all of Virginia to be local.)
I have a local server named as 'EPBX' which monitors the working of the telephone system and makes their log entries. Recently its HDD partition got crashed due to which it was formatted and had re-installed Windows server 2003 after which I am facing some problems as given below:
- The IP address assigned to this server is 192.168.100.2. I am able to ping the IP but unable to take the console of the software from some other local PC.
- Also when I try to trace the IP using the tracert command first it resolves to the ISP's router and then to the server. But the router is not at all asigned a local IP. I have assigned a global IP to it. (Screen shot of the same has been attached)
- It would be very difficult for me to change the IP address
im planning to setup a loadbalencer system soon and im wanting to redirect users based on their location, im wondering if anyone knows how best to do this (servers will be hosting streaming media and load balancer will be la linux based server
Co-Location / Dedicated hosting but it wouldn't work out as I didn't live close enough. Well I'm moving into boston (Wentworth) for college so now I'm looking at renting a Dedicated Server or a Co-Location spot and was wondering if anyone on here worked in boston at a data center or had any to recommend. I'm also looking to get sometype of internship / job at one as that's the field im studying at Wentworth.
I have never tried co-location before, I was looking at the 10U co-location with a 10Mbit/s unmetered port [url]
What I wanted to know was if anyone has had experience with LiquidWeb in general and more important with their co-location facilities?
I'm in the U.K. - what couriers do you guys use to ship your server(s), I assume it can be quite costly?
Does anybody have any other recommendations for co-location providers? I'm also looking at co-location in the U.K. but with more expensive bandwidth etc I'm thinking its best off hosting my servers in the USA as I do with most of my dedicated.
Another question - where do you buy your hardware/servers from (looking at places in the UK)?
My basic VPS backup plan is to have WHM create a backup for me, save it somewhere on my local VPS, and then rsync it off site.
As a beginner with linux, I'm not sure where to have WHM put this file. Is there a recommended place to place this backup file -- it will only be there temporarilly, but I don't know a secure place to put it.
e.g. /home or should I create a new directory called /backups? (and if so -- once again, where in the directory tree do I put it?)
I work for a company that does business mainly in California but we have people all over the country including Boston and NYC. I'm looking for dedicated servers and found good pricing/service in Chicago but worried about response times for my Cali folks. I'm hosting a non public web app that everyone needs to use so the load is low and response times are not super critical.
Will my users experience noticable latency?
Also people that manage the servers may be in Cali as well. Will they find it fustrating to remote into these windows servers and manage them or will it be acceptable or should I find something closer to california?