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    How important is the location of the host?

    I will be launching a youtube video to mp3 converter website this week and my current provider is currently in perth, Australia. I expect most of my visitors will be from the U.S so does it make more sense to go with a provider based over tehre instead?
    Thanks

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    More important is network quality. Location matters, but if the network is good, then the location won't affect the hosting. Although it is recommended that the closer the data center location the better it is.

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    Location of the server is not important. Just ensure the service providers reliability, down time of the server, technical support etc.

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    For general purposes, I would say that location isn't all that important. However, in this scenario you should probably consider a hosting provider with a US DataCenter. US to Australia is about as far away as it gets, and especially if you are streaming video, your visitors may notice some lag time during views and uploads.

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    it really depends on many factors :

    The down time of the server
    The Technical assistance given by the hosting provider
    The Request time taken to load the page

    My advice would be host the site where you want to do the business, it will become the local host server for that site.

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    I think that the location of your webhosting company is an important factor in your search engine ranking...

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    I think its nominal, not much effects.

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    I believe that the closer the better.. The location of the server and the target location of your audience should be close.
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    It isn't the most important factor when choosing a host, but it is best to be based in the same region as your visitors. So in your case you should look for US based hosting.

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    Google doesn’t necessarily use your website’s hosting location as a ranking factor, but hosting will become more important with the roll out of Caffeine and an increased emphasis on speed.
    If the majority of your website visitors are from the UK, then having UK hosting will ensure that download time is kept to a minimum. Also, if your files are hosted on a slow server in Australia (for example), then Google may also judge your site to be slow and therefore penalise your rankings because of that.
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