Page Speed Video Course 2:Web Hosting Location

Do you know the location of the server that your web site is hosted on? It is best that you do, as server location is a major factor in determining how fast your website will load for your customers.

How Hosting Location Affects Your Website Speed

Video Transcript

Hi guys I’m Tamhas. Welcome to AlphaPress.co and the lesson for today is how the location of your server or your website hosting affects the speed of your site.

Now very simply it’s the further it is away from your customers the longer it’s going to take for the information to get to them now if we go to GTmetrix.com and we do a speed test we can see that my page AlphaPress.co loads in 0.5 seconds for somebody who’s in Sydney Australia.

Now my server is in Sydney as well, which is ideal. It’ll also be quite fast for anyone who is in Australia. But to see the other way around, now a lot of people I can see, they have websites with GoDaddy etc., and they don’t realize that this server is actually in the United States. So it’s taking quite a long time for that information to come across the Internet to Australia every time somebody looks at their web page,

Now now we can see here if we do a comparison we just click compare and then we choose another region Dallas USA and we wait for the test to finish … now the test is complete we can see that it takes 0.6 seconds for somebody in Sydney to see my site on the Sydney server, compared to 4.1 seconds for somebody in Dallas USA to see my website which is on the Sydney server.

So to reverse that the other way around, if your website is on hosting in the United States then your page is going to be loading much slower than it would be if you had a server in Sydney or Brisbane or Melbourne or Perth. We can do hosting in any of these locations.

To find out where your website is hosted is very easy, just go to site24x7.com, click on Tools and down here we’ve got “find location of your domain”. Fill in your domain here click the button and we can see that I’m in Sydney.

So try that out with your own site let me know if you’ve got any questions, I’ll be happy to talk to you. Thanks a
lot for looking!