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Can I expect any problems moving from a UK to US host.
My current hosting co. has stuffed once to often.

 6:49 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've been close to switching host for a while now but I've finally decided to do so.

The best fit for my requirements is a company is the US (it also has very good reviews for reliability and service as well as monthly billing).

My current host is in the UK. Am I likely to experience any excessive problems resulting from moving to the US?

My site is not UK-orientated in any way so I'm not worried about falling off google.co.uk searches, etc.





 9:38 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I can think of no reason it would have any negative impact on your business. Just make sure you select a reliable host with a solid reputation and you will be fine. Best of luck with the move.


 9:43 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ive been running my UK based site from the US for 5 years and not had any problems due to its location. No point paying over the top UK bandwidth prices. Make sure you get one that has 24 hour support though because of the time difference.


 9:51 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

There was a recent thread about this issue at [webmasterworld.com...] There are some pro's and con's you might want to consider.


 11:14 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

That's an interesting thread ...

I think the only potential problem for me would be if I kept the same nameserver (in the UK).

I must confess to ignorance here. My site is a .net registered with network solutions. To switch to the new host, I plan to edit my netsol account to adjust the nameserver values so that they point to the nameserver specified by the new host.

So unless I'm missing something, I should be ok?



 11:40 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

With a .net there should be a considerable increase from US located searches on the major S/Es. Any SERPS on Google UK will be wiped out virtually overnight though.

This would be exactly the same with a .com while a .co.uk would be unnaffected by such a move.


 12:01 am on Jan 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Piskie has a good point There is another recent thread discussing the problems for searches for "sites based in country XX". You can find it at [webmasterworld.com...]

If your site primarily addresses users from one country, you may think twice before hosting in another country.

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