Does data center location matter?

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  1. Jacklin

    Jacklin New Member

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    I have a WordPress site that caters to South American people. Should I host it in South America, or hosting it in the US would be ok? Does the location of the data center matter? Hosting it outside of my country would hurt my sites performance or SEO?

    Sorry if those are stupid questions.

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  2. EqServers

    EqServers New Member

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    Hosting your website with the same location servers is always more beneficial. If your target and hosting of website is US then it is always better to have a hosting that has data center located in US. That surely improves your websites performance.
     
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    Totally a valid question. There shouldn't be much of a latency issue if you host your site in the US to cater South America audience. Having said that, some people prefer to host the site locally in their country for other legal reasons, etc. You can always give it a try and if it doesn't work out to your expectations then look for a local host.
     

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