Like with most purchasing decisions, whether you buy from home or abroad can come into the mix – each choice gives a unique set of issues for you to think about. Choosing where you host your website might be something you’ve not given a lot of thought to because hey, it’s the World Wide Web for a reason isn’t it – does it really make much of a difference?
Well, yes, it does actually. When you’re a UK based company, it makes business sense to host your website in the UK too. And we offer UK hosting and web hosting plans at DOWO too. Here’s why:
Performance: Web Speed Benefits
If a customer can’t view your website and its pages within 3 seconds then chances are that they’ll up sticks and go somewhere else. It’s simple really; the closer a customer is to your website host’s server then the faster their loading times will be. So, if your target demographic is predominantly UK based then it’s wise to look at UK hosting for fast web hosting.
At DOWO, we’re proud to be part of the growing number of renewable energy hosts in the UK, who are committed to abiding by sensible green policies for web hosting and in an affordable way. Standard web hosts use data centres to house their servers, which need substantial amounts of electricity to power them and keep them cool, which emits carbon and impacts our environment.
Our data centre is 100% powered by electricity generated from renewable sources – you won’t find any energy generated from burning fossil fuels there. It’s an intelligently designed datacenter, so it limits the electricity used and it’s more energy efficient. Because we’re based in the UK, we use green sourced power from Scottish Power which is regulated by OfGem too.
Our green web hosting at DOWO is practical, affordable and gives you a way to benefit from renewable energy options and incorporate an ethical approach into your online presence. Check out our services and reduce your online carbon footprint.
Better for SEO Strategy
A web host’s server location can also have an impact on search engine rankings. It’ll have more leverage in local search rankings by being located in the UK.
This means that when your business is starting out, a UK hosting option is the most sensible and affordable hosting option because of the propensity to make progress in search rankings from the web host’s location alone.
Same Time Zone
When something goes wrong with your website, being able to quickly get in touch with your web host is crucial, so you can get your website up and running in no time. That’s why at DOWO, we offer 24/7 UK based online support for your business, and during business hours we’re just a call away, so we’re on hand to talk you through any issues and requirements you might have.
If you have any questions about our hosting, or the other services that we offer, then we’d love to hear from you – get in touch with one of our team today.