For a person new to the world of web hosting, there are a few things that the newcomer should be made aware of that will help them to have a better understanding of what exactly is involved with the process of web hosting. One area that has a lot of people a little confused is that of the advantages that come from the use of an overseas web host. There are many people that will prefer this type of host as opposed to another type of host for their web site.
One reason why these are preferred over a domestic host is due to the amount of money that is charged as opposed to that of a domestic host. Since land prices for countries such as Turkey and India are so low, there is a lot less that has to be charged for the web host to have property and in the end, these savings are passed onto the customer in the form of much lower cost for hosting your site. This is a win win situation it would appear, there however is another side of this that has to be examined before a person can make a decision one way or another.
There is the issue that is posed of your website going down suddenly without a good reason for this. The main reason is that with communication methods not being as reliable overseas as they are domestically, there are a greater number of issues that can affect this process and as a result lead to a number of reasons for the server holding your site to go down and your site to go black as a result. Talk to the host before making the decision and see for yourself what the rates for their servers being up is. Anything less than 90% is a bad company to do business with. It is ideal that you use a service that has a 99% uptime if humanly possible. This in the end may cost more, but you will have peace of mind that your site will be seen most of the time and you will lose very little in the way of people not being able to get to your site.
With this being taken into account, it is easy to see why many people are all too eager to look at the use of an overseas server for all of their hosting needs. This will make the most sense later down the road for a number of these people.