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Web Hosting in Taiwan

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Web Hosting in Taiwan

Postby momitforward » 06 Apr 2016, 04:07

Need to create a website for a local Taiwanese business.

1. Will there be slow streaming/ loading issues for Taiwanese users, if the website is hosted in the US?
2. Will (Taiwan) Google search not show the website for Local Taiwanese, because the website is hosted in the US? and affect ranking with Google?
3. What are some of the hosting servers in Taiwan? (prefer with English control panel & support)

Thank you. :discodance:
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Re: Web Hosting in Taiwan

Postby baian » 23 Jun 2016, 14:20

If you can, you should host in Japan, prices are cheaper and connection between Japan and Taiwan is really fast, customers won't see the difference.
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Re: Web Hosting in Taiwan

Postby HenHaoChi » 23 Jun 2016, 14:23

Japan, good idea. I'll be looking for a web host in a few months.
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Re: Web Hosting in Taiwan

Postby Dog's_Breakfast » 23 Jun 2016, 20:00

HenHaoChi wrote:Japan, good idea. I'll be looking for a web host in a few months.


I'll respectfully disagree. Not that hosting in Japan is the worst idea, but for max speed and low cost, I can recommend Twnoc:

http://www.twnoc.com/
email: twnoc@twnoc.com

Their website is unfortunately all in Chinese, but if you email them in English they'll respond in English, and they seem fluent enough. Their techie - a woman named Shirley - is very knowledgeable and responds quickly to any queries. They offer different packages, but I find the minimal one for NT$200/month quite sufficient. This page has their prices and specs:

http://www.twnoc.com/linux.htm

As the above link indicates, they do Linux hosting.

The main problem with hosting in Japan or anywhere outside of Taiwan is that on occasion there have been problems with the sea cable link. Mostly it's fine, but it's been known to get damaged (earthquakes? typhoons?). In that case, you don't necessary lose the ability to connect, but the traffic gets rerouted - I remember some years ago they were routing through satellites and everything was real slow for a month. That issue has been improved, as there are now more cables (to Hong Kong, Philippines, etc) - I guess the more routes there are, the less chance of things going awry when a single cable fails. If you have an interest in undersea cables, here's a map:

http://www.submarinecablemap.com

Here's a story about a cable failure in 2010:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/190887/article.html

The bigger problem with hosting in Taiwan is actually not hosting, but rather registering the web site. I think there are about 10 different registrars, the only one I know of that is English-friendly is Seednet, and it's the one I used:

http://rs.seed.net.tw/

If you decide not to go with Taiwan, I can recommend Malaysia. I had an older web site which I registered and hosted in Malaysia. It was actually very fast, and cheap, and definitely more English user-friendly than anything in Taiwan. So if you want to explore that possibility, I give a thumbs-up to Exabytes:

http://www.exabytes.com.my/

Good luck. And please let us know your experience after you've actually done something, I'm always interested to hear what works for others.
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