Kitchener Waterloo Web Hosting
Do you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph or Cambridge area? Do you own a business in this area? Do you have a website? Getting local hosting is an excellent idea. We explain why below. Also, it's important to have business hosting. What's the difference between business hosting and any old hosting package? These questions are answered below.
Why does it matter where I buy hosting?Depending upon what Internet business you buy hosting from, your website could be hosted anywhere in the world. It could be hosted in Europe, or Africa, Australia, etc. If you are based here in Canada, the quickest and fastest loading website needs to be based either in Canada or the United States. Having a local server will give a faster 'ping' when the local browser attempts to access the website. However, if your website is hosted somewhere across the world, longer load times and more connection errors can occur.
Hosting can have an impact on your search engine rankings.Google has begun building 'directories' of servers. Google can tell how many websites are hosted on a particular server. If your website ends up on the same IP as another website which has been banned or blacklisted, this can affect your search engine rankings negatively. Google looks for 'Good IPs.' You can verify this if you ask someone who knows a good bit about search engine optimization and how Google works. Webmasters have posted articles online as well about the phenomenon and it is not something completely new.
Higher availability business hosting means more traffic to your website.If your website is down sometimes, that means no one can access your website. How would you know when your site is down? Do you have monitoring? If you don't have monitoring for your website that sends you alerts when your website is down, then you would never know it's down. If you're not checking your traffic logs, and analyzing your website traffic, you might never notice. Furthermore - say your website is slow to load. You won't get any alerts for that. If you have people leaving your website because they can't get it to load properly, you won't get alerts for that either.
With business hosting, your server has a high availability. Some other hosting service might have your website hosted on a server with 500 other websites. The server hardware could be 5 years old and in need of replacement. The server might reboot for 5-10 minutes every few hours without you even knowing about it.
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