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Q: Web Hosting ( Answered,   6 Comments )
Subject: Web Hosting
Category: Computers
Asked by: surferdude-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 04 Jul 2006 14:06 PDT
Expires: 03 Aug 2006 14:06 PDT
Question ID: 743339
I live in the UK, but does my Web Host provider need to be in the UK
or could I use a USA web Host company.
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
Answered By: eiffel-ga on 05 Jul 2006 01:13 PDT
Hi surferdude-ga,

Your web host can certainly be in the USA. It's common for people who
live in the UK to use USA hosting, and I do so myself. The domain name
server for your website's domain name points to the numeric IP Address
of the webserver, and that IP address can be for a machine located
anywhere in the world.

Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: aschlegel-ga on 04 Jul 2006 21:07 PDT
You could us a USA web hosting company. Although most hosting
companies in the USA only offer domains such as .com, .net, .org, if
you are looking for a .uk site you would probably be better off
choosing a UK company. Also, you will more than likely get a faster
connection using a server that is not over seas.
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: amilio-ga on 06 Jul 2006 10:44 PDT
I live in the UK and use goDaddy ( They are
definitely in the USA and I get charged each month in US dollars. I'm
not recommending them - just pointing out that they are a US web
hoster, I'm in the UK and I use them.

A quick google search for "cheap web hosting" finds which has a list of web hosting
copmanies. The best according to them at the moment is BlueHost.
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: amorde-ga on 12 Jul 2006 14:44 PDT
For our nonprofit work, we use, which is based in
Australia. However, they operate in both Europe and the USA, I would
highly recommend them for their responsive support team.
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: uttoransen-ga on 15 Jul 2006 08:11 PDT
no, it's no need, it can be anywhere, usa, india, anywhere,
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: filex-ga on 03 Aug 2006 21:26 PDT
If you are targeting UK visitor only, then I would suggest you host
your server(web hosting) in UK.  Peoles who lives in UK can get much
more faster speed when browse your site.
Subject: Re: Web Hosting
From: bangalorevinu-ga on 22 Aug 2006 01:16 PDT
Your web host can be in the US or anywhere for that matter as far as
they have ample bandwidth. I recomend
Their servers are located in the US. Another company offering web
hosting is

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