International host.?

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It seems to me, from shopping the various "top 10" host review sites that it's not hard in the US to find a decent host to put up a handfull of sites for $10 a month. Less if you give up some add-on-ability. I have a friend in Australia who is absolutely adamant that if I pay less than $20 a month I should expect shoddy support and frequent downtime. Is he right, or is a simple matter of location?

Also, is there any disadvantage to a US company hosting sites in Aus?
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You will also find many providers that will give you everything for under $1

Honestly, in this industry, you do get what you pay for, and remember, most of those "top 10" lists are bought and paid for as advertising positions...

I would recommend you try out a value based host and a more expensive host - and see if there is a difference is service levels and support.
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Gee, you folks are fast on the spam! I wanted to curb any further attempts by saying that I have already decided which domestic and which international host I'll use. Since no one can give me any reason one way or the other, I'll use both and get back to you.
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Try http://www.ipower-hosting.com

They are international great price/service etc etc.

I use them myself!
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The only reason to use an Aussie host over a USA host are when you have an application/script that needs optimal speed for your target audience. The closer your audience are to the server the faster their response will be. This is usually critical in gaming and a few custom applications. That being said the West coast US based servers will yield the fastest service to an Aussie audience. In any event the difference will be often negligble. Average hops:

- for an Aussie host should be under 40ms.
- for a West coast US based server should be under 60ms
- for a Mid West coast US based sever should be under 90ms.
- for a East coast US based server should be under 100ms.
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well... I think your friend is wrong, out of my own experience.

I have set up 3 websites using b-one.net, and then only cost me €1.25 a month, and since then there has been downtime for 4 minutes in 1 year, for just one of the sites.
Support? they have live support for a great deal of the day, contactable via their website, and it's allways been very helpfull.

there are reliable cheap hosts, but I would invest in some research about a webhost before deciding to host a site there.

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Whre your host is not problem, U must pay attention to how speed your website load!

Almost hosting servers are placed at US. Try check this First Host dot info

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