Why Host Locally in South Africa.

Bandwidth: Bandwidth determines how fast data can be transferred over time. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred per second. Latency: Latency is delay. Latency is how long it takes data to travel between its source and destination, measured in milliseconds.

Bandwidth is important when downloading big sets of data like video files or large images. Latency is most important when downloading lots of smaller pieces of data like the parts that make up a website. On a typical e-commerce or showcase website, every picture and other resources (scripts and style sheets) are loaded via a network round trip between your computer and the Internet website hosting server. To the user it looks like the website loads all at once, but in reality it loads in small pieces. You might have experienced this when browsing a website with images that look like they load after the website structure is loaded.

Hosting locally on the South African ISP network reduces the amount of network hops your connection to the Internet needs to go to get to the web resources you are looking for. This reduced latency and increased browsing speeds for the user.