Overseas Web Hosting
Like many other technical services, web hosting is available at cheaper prices in developing countries as compared to US, UK or some European countries. For startup business, cost is an important factor and overseas hosing is a good option if all required features and services are available.
When hosting is available at cheaper prices in Asia as compared to US or UK, it does not mean that the quality of hosting services is missing there. They are equally capable service providers, with all advanced features that you find anywhere else in the world.
Before making a decision on offshore hosting, consider following factors.
What is the design and size of your website? If it has many media files and interactive features, it may take longer to load if the hosting server is located at far off location.
What features and services do you expect from the host? For example, automated scheduled backup, advanced email accounts management, shopping cart management, CMS management, and so on. If you need all these, will you be comfortable managing these from an offshore location?
See the time zone difference between your location and of your host. This is important when you are calling them for technical support, or for general queries.
Besides language should not be a barrier in communication. Both the parties should be proficient in at least one common language, notably in English.