[thelist] "Local" Hosting - why?

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com
Thu May 10 09:55:41 CDT 2001

Hi Gang,

Idle curiosity here.  There have been posts (recent and not-so-recent)
asking for a good UK host ... or a good host in Canada ... or California ...
or whatever.

Any particular reason for that?

Are you running into clients with a "buy local - support local business"
mentality?  Is it just a concern over having normal telephone support hours
coincide with your time zone?  Do you ring these people up that often?  Is
it a "language" thing - being concerned over hosting on a box in France if
your French is rusty?

If support is 24/7 then what would it matter where the physical box is?
{Not even bothering to mention the "added discount" that currency conversion
can provide to non-local hosting.}

Just wondering,

(Sitting in Texas ... with his personal site hosted in Australia where the
"non-US-centric" local date/time formatting occasionally causes him some
dismay but elsewise life is pretty good.)

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