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    Hosting websites in Australia for overseas customers
    Hi there

    I have just started a webhosting business using reselling at the moment.
    1) I'm in Australia.
    2) I'm not sure if this forum allows me to tell you who I'm using as the webhost supplier, but its an Australian hosting provider.
    3) I am about to get some clients from overseas.

    Two of my client's are actually in Kenya. My question is, from an SEO perspective, or any other reason I can't think of, is it a disadvantage for the client if I'm hosting their website in Australia? Or should they, in the Kenyan case for instance, be trying to find a webhost within their country? Are there any reasons why this would be a great disadvantage to them?

    regards
    David.

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    Hi Down the track you might have some issues with this, related to the collection of Australian GST, as obviously your overseas clients don't pay it, only your Australian ones. But for the time being it should be fine.
    The other issues are to do with the exchange rate, the Aussie Dollar is quite high against currencies such as the USD.
    Also laytency will be a big problem for some overseas locations, it would be worth using a CDN, Content Delivery Network to overcome some of those issues.
    CloudFlare will do as a starting point.
    CPK Web Services
    The one solution
    Get in touch www.cpkws.com.au/contact.php

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    Thanks
    Thanks Chad
    I'm having a look into CDNs now.

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    Hey Becephalus,

    Latency should not be an issue if you find a good enough host. If your unsure try looking into CloudFlare. As for GST, almost every web hosting business around Australia has overseas clients.

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