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  1. #11

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    Hi,

    Actually, I am maintaining a corporate website for a company with a Hong Kong branch office. Would like to host the site in HK (it is being hosted in Taiwan now).

    Any suggestions on hosting services? Not looking at co-location yet, just shared hosting for now.

    Thanks!

    Chenlishi


  2. #12

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    Host where ever your customers are. Hosting in the US or UK just because it is cheaper or what ever else, is generally a mistake that sooner or later will bite you in arse.

    Also if your site is another country I think search engines like Google will struggle to find your pages when someone is searching geographically.


  3. #13

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    hk.com -- there are several algorithmic parameters. A .hk domain will default to hong kong related page, a .com would have to be hosted in an HK IP range. These two are the main.

    Other things like yahoo / dmoz directory placement, back links, encoding are also used to isolate borderline cases.


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