“Where should I host my website? Does the location matter at all?” This is probably a question many of us have asked and searched for. One factor that is becoming increasingly important to business owners and IT professionals is the physical location of their web host or VPS host servers.
Local Google Ranking
Local google ranking is important for many Canadian companies who offer services and product to Canadians. Google decides whether you are located in Canada based on your IP address and domain name. It will also assume that your business is more relevant to customers who are searching for a product using google.ca. It has been shown in a recent study that almost half of the search queries in Google, is done through Google local engine. So ranking higher in local google search result will have a huge effect on your traffic and ultimately your income. In a nutshell, if you have Canadian Business looking to rank higher in Google local search, you will have a higher chance if your website is hosted in Canada (with a Canadian hosting provider).
Here are other top reasons for choosing Canadian web hosting:
One of the major differences between the US and Canada when it comes to your online data is how privacy is handled in the different countries.
Canada is very strict when it comes to managing personal data and information.
In complete contrast, the United States have introduced multiple bills and acts that allow easier and unrestricted access to personal information. Laws like The Patriot Act and DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) allows US government to access the data of all the businesses or individuals that are suspected to be a threat to America. If your data is physically located In America or your website is hosted on US soil, US Government can legally access or monitor your data.
The closer your data and online information is to you and your customers, the better your site load will be. Your customers want access to real-time data and really fast! Having a data center close to your geographical location results in lower latency when accessing websites (faster site load). The choice for a data center will have an impact on file transfer speed. It is recommended that you host your server as close to your targeted users as possible.
Also when your data center is close by, you don’t need to take anyone’s word. You can do your own follow-up. Wondering about the type and quality of the hardware and infrastructure running your business? See for yourself. There’s no better way to feel secure and confident in your web host than doing some of your own homework.
And keep this in mind, Canada is a well-known leader in the field of modern telecommunications and complex Internet technology and since its IT sector features highly educated personnel, the service received from a Canadian hosting provider is top-notch.
At Cirrus Tech, we’re proud of being one of the leading web hosting companies offering shared hosting and VPS in Canada. If you’re a Canadian individual or business looking for a Web/VPS hosting provider, or not Canadian and looking for a well-regulated country to host your data in, choosing a Canadian web hosting provider likely makes more sense today than ever.