Why Hosting Your Website Locally Matters

Top 7 Reasons Why

Having a website that works well, loads fast and has 24/7 support is not an option – it is the backbone of Websites NOW.

Simply, it’s like having a storefront that people can visit online. But you may not realise that where you host your site can make a big difference. Let’s break down why choosing a local host, like Websites NOW, can be the smartest move for your website’s speed, security, and overall success.

1. Faster Website Speed:

Imagine walking into a shop, and everything you need is right in front of you. That’s how a fast website feels. When you host your website locally with Websites NOW, it loads quicker for people who are in Australia. Research even shows that local websites can be up to three times faster than those hosted overseas. Speed matters because people’s attention online is pretty short – about seven seconds short. So, the faster your site, the better chance you have of keeping new clients engaged.

2. Showing Up in Searches (SEO):

You know when you search for something on Google, and a bunch of results pop up? Well, having a faster website can actually help your site show up higher in those results. This means more people are likely to find your website just because it loads quickly. Hosting locally with Websites NOW can give your website a boost in search engine results, which can bring you more visitors.
And just for the record, SEO means Search Engine Optimisation!

3. Quick and Easy Support:

Imagine having a friend who’s always there to help when you need it. Local hosting is a bit like that. When you host your website with Websites NOW, support is just a phone call or an email away. We are in the same time zone as you, so if something goes wrong or you need help, we can assist you quickly. And, we speak your language – we may be nerds, but we speak Australian.

4. Strong Security:

Keeping your website safe is more essential than ever before. At Websites NOW we take security very seriously with dedicated 24/7 active server monitoring. This means your website, emails and data are being looked after all the time.


5. Your Data is Safe:

Your website is just as important to us as it is to you. Hosting locally means that your data is in good hands. At Websites NOW our focus is on keeping your data protected, and we also make sure to have backups in case anything goes wrong. This way, your information is safe and sound.

6. Regular Checkups:

A website health check is a critical part of making sure your business online presence is consistent and secure.
It is our experience that some website developers walk away after designing a website. When you trust us to build your site, we are here for the whole journey. At Websites NOW we believe in going above and beyond by checking all the websites they host every week. We make sure everything’s working smoothly and we update all the important stuff, so you don’t have to worry about it.

7. Support from Familiar Faces:

As your website grows, you need to have a hosting solution that can also grow with you. Hosting your website with Websites NOW means the same people who built your site are the people watching over it to make sure it is secure and running at its optimum.

We know your website inside and out, so if you need help, we are there for you.

Hosting your website locally with Websites NOW can bring a bunch of benefits. From a faster website and better search visibility to strong security and quick support.

Going local is a smart choice for your online business presence.