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# 139452 9-Feb-2014 21:32
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Hi All,

I was wondering if you could help me out, I signed up with Telecom Business's Web Hosting on Friday and made the move from 24/7 Hosting, Today I was doing some research on their (Telecom's) website hosting and found that it is now hosted in the United States which I am feeling a bit distressed about. I also signed up for Telecoms Business Email hosting and am seriously hoping that is not hosted in the US either. The reason I originally thought that telecom was a good idea was because we have our mobiles with them and they are a professional company and it would better to keep everything on one bill if possible. When signing up I was under the impression that it was NZ hosted because it does not state their hosting location anywhere.

TIA!

Cheers,
Jayden

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  # 982987 9-Feb-2014 21:39
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I believe they contract out hosting another company in the us, like they do with xtra email, although a differnet company. Can remember offhand the hosting companies name they use. Plenty of good nz hosts around and you shouldn't really choose a host simply because it may make billing easier. Good reliability and top support are the things to look for with a web host, as well as their redundancy when things go wrong, and their previous uptime.  Hosting in the USA isn't really a problem either, and many people wouldn't notice any speed difference so don't think you need to be concerned with that for shared hosting. If the website is viewed worldwide, USA hosting makes sense, and it shouldn't affect things such as google rankings

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  # 983014 9-Feb-2014 21:56
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mattwnz:.... Hosting in the USA isn't really a problem either, and many people wouldn't notice any speed difference so don't think you need to be concerned with that for shared hosting. If the website is viewed worldwide, USA hosting makes sense, and it shouldn't affect things such as google rankings


However if the site has an NZ/AU audience in mind, then there's nothing quite like having a US timezone maintenance windows right in the middle of your business day ;)

 
 
 
 


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  # 983022 9-Feb-2014 22:02
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insane:
mattwnz:.... Hosting in the USA isn't really a problem either, and many people wouldn't notice any speed difference so don't think you need to be concerned with that for shared hosting. If the website is viewed worldwide, USA hosting makes sense, and it shouldn't affect things such as google rankings


However if the site has an NZ/AU audience in mind, then there's nothing quite like having a US timezone maintenance windows right in the middle of your business day ;)


That is very true, but at least the hosts I use don't take the servers offline to do maintenance, so there shouldn't be downtime during maintenance period. Or if they have done maintenace, it has never been during NZs business hours. Usually such maintenance is unscheduled though, so as a fault they need to fix, or a DDOS attack, which they don't have any control of.



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  # 983023 9-Feb-2014 22:07
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mattwnz:
insane:
mattwnz:.... Hosting in the USA isn't really a problem either, and many people wouldn't notice any speed difference so don't think you need to be concerned with that for shared hosting. If the website is viewed worldwide, USA hosting makes sense, and it shouldn't affect things such as google rankings


However if the site has an NZ/AU audience in mind, then there's nothing quite like having a US timezone maintenance windows right in the middle of your business day ;)


That is very true, but at least the hosts I use don't take the servers offline to do maintenance, so there shouldn't be downtime during maintenance period. Or if they have done maintenace, it has never been during NZs business hours. Usually such maintenance is unscheduled though, so as a fault they need to fix, or a DDOS attack, which they don't have any control of.


Do you use hosting in the US? Thanks for the help :)

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  # 983080 9-Feb-2014 23:21
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Would definitely suggest you use a NZ host if your audience is NZ based.





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  # 983627 10-Feb-2014 20:19
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AFAIK the mail servers are looked after by Gen-i (Exchange 2007 I think)

Web hosting is with Verio in the US




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  # 983867 11-Feb-2014 08:49
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qraider: AFAIK the mail servers are looked after by Gen-i (Exchange 2007 I think)

Web hosting is with Verio in the US


This guy's got it right, OP.

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