Philippine Web Hosting: the Closer the Server the Faster the Response Times

Published: 19th July 2009
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Let me first tackle some facts about web hosting. Web hosting providers are companies that provides businesses and individuals the opportunity to have their own websites on the Internet. The Web hosting service has a large server or multiple servers that allow them space on the web, and they rent this space to clients who use it to park their domain names on the World Wide Web so that Internet surfers can access them. Anyone can use a web hosting service if he or she can pay the monthly fee and have a domain name. The domain name provides the URL that people will type into their Internet web browser to be directed to your site. You will have to pay to register your domain name, although some web hosting services may offer free domain name registration as part of a promotion to give you incentive to use their service.

But before choosing a Philippine web hosting provider, one should realize that it has several advantages that most people may not be aware of at the outset. Obviously, if a company is intending to target a Philippine audience, it would most probably look for a Philippine web host having servers located in the Philippines to get best site responses as well as best search engine rankings on Philippines search results. So, being closer to the server will enable one to experience better response timings.

Many small to medium businesses does not have a site to showcase their business, one hindrance to this is the fee for hosting services. We can admit that hosting services for some Philippine web hosting providers costs high. This is because the data center is based here in the Philippines and maintenance is high and the cost of bandwidth is more expensive than that of US counterparts who sell bandwidths at less than half the Philippine Internet Service prices. Nevertheless, being close to the server gets better response times and even though this only amounts to milliseconds, it is of importance to a number of webmasters.

Depending on which city or location that the business or individual is located in, the company or individual can select the Philippine web hosting server according to its proximity to their own location and, thus get the maximum mileage out of their websites. To find a decent web host one may make use of hosting directories that contain names and addresses of Philippine web hosts and, this is a recommended strategy due to the fact that such sites aggregate a great deal of information pertaining to the Philippine hosting industry as well as its participants.

Another important advantage to using Philippine web hosting is SERP or search engine results page which is the page that a search engine returns displaying results of its search. Most leading search engines will normally show four kinds of listings on their SERPs. These are listings indexed by the search engine spider, listings indexed into the search engine's directory by humans, listings that are to be listed and finally, and most importantly, Philippine search results.

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