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Where is your website hosted?


One of the first things we check when troubleshooting a new client’s website – where are you currently hosted. Here’s why.

 
 
 
James Miodonski
 

 

Where are your customers?

It’s best practice to have your website hosted in the same country as your target audience, e.g. a UK restaurant website should be hosted on a UK based web server, yet in lots of cases they’re hosted on either US or German based hosts.

Google’s own evangelist Matt Cutts confirms this in one of his Google Webmasters videos.

How do I find out where my website is hosted?

There are a number of online tools that’ll check this, such as:

www.ipligence.com/geolocation

In this example simply put your home page URL into the search box and click ‘Find’.

What next?

“Eeek – my site’s hosted in some strange and distant country…”

We’d strongly recommend getting it moved to somewhere closer to home in that case.

Where to host it depends greatly on the platform your site is built on (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, Umbraco, home rolled HTML etc) – however *Sales Pitch Alert* – Creatomatic do provide fast, reliable UK based hosting (ranging from blog-only up to to eCommerce hosting) and can advise you further on how best to proceed.

Get in touch to find out more – even if we can’t host it, we’ll point you in right direction.

 
 
 
 
 

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