Over 98% of Nigerian web hosts use overseas servers to host their customer’s sites or simply resell hosting from other foreign webhosts. These companies should not be wrongly thought to be local Webhosting companies because their servers are located outside Nigeria.
Local Web Hosting means servers that are located locally in the country and also have customer support locally.
These are some reasons to consider locally based hosting:
Local hosting allows your website run up to 3 times faster than websites hosted overseas due to ultralow latency. It is essential for you to know your business’ needs before taking a decision between hosting locally or foreign. Latency is better and faster when you host locally because local traffic is routed locally through the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria.
One of the problems of hosting overseas currently is the economic recession in the country and the devaluation of the Naira i.e. the absurd increase in the exchange rate which has resulted in paying as much as 4 times extra for the same service compared to 12 months ago. Hosting locally takes care of this problem as you pay less because local hosting is not really influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate.
- DATA PRIVACY LAWS
To know where your information and client data is kept is very important, and the data privacy laws of the country where your data is being hosted. To avoid the complexity of international Laws, once important information is being hosted outside the country the Laws of the land no longer apply; for example, if you host your data with an international service provider and they were to be involved in a case of national security and had to shut down because of a motion against them, you might lose access to your data because the laws of the hosting country will be applied against you.
- BOOST LOCAL ECONOMY
Records show that Nigeria loses billions yearly from hosting abroad. Hosting locally allows you help grow the economy and also enables local hosting companies to export services and in turn generate income for the country.
- LOCAL SUPPORT
When hosting locally you will also notice a better quality of support when you need it the most. For example, time difference and language will not be an issue. Using a reputable local company to host your website means you have easier access to quality support. 24/7/365 telephone, email, and/or chat support and could resolve any issue for you on the spot, where possible. One phone call connects the small business owner to a customer care rep instead of an automated phone tree.
Finally, it is advisable that you host locally rather than overseas, if your target market is local. Hosting your website locally will ensure more uptime for your website, high speed loading time for your web pages, and faster browsing for your local visitors, along with greater access to expert support and optimum access for your target market, creating great user experience.
Perhaps right now,more than any other time would be good to reassess your website hosting. For reliable and affordable local hosting go to www.garanntor.ng
www.garanntor.ng is a local hosting company offering a wide range of services from Web Hosting, Domain Registrations, Virtual Private Servers, Cloud Servers, and Hosted Emails
Through professional partnership, Garanntor and Rack-Centre are providing world class standard Web hosting, virtual servers, cloud servers, Cloud Storage and IT Co-location services.
- Guarantee 99.9% uptime
- Servers are hosted locally at Rack Centre carrier-neutral data centre, the most connected Tier III design certified data centre in Lagos, Nigeria
- Multiple redundant links
- Garanntor owns its servers and network including IP ranges, ASN and fully supports them locally
- 24/7 premium support