I am living in Vietnam at the moment and planning on opening an online clothing store for the market here. The next thing I need is a host!
I plan on having a few websites hosted with different domains but the main one will be an online shop with many pictures. My current online store is in Korea and takes up about 500mb. I expect the Vietnamese one to be the same. In the future I plan on making a few other websites (probably not as image heavy) for various businesses I am starting here.
Nothing fancy needed as no actual transactions will take place online (all cash on delivery). Just need something that will give decent speeds to Vietnam and no problems with bandwidth. I am a newbie as far as all of this goes but I need to start somewhere. I would really appreciate some advice or at least being pointed in the right direction.
Budget is preferably as cheap as possible that will sort out all my needs but definately under $15 per month (under $10 much better!!)
That's exactly why I am posting here. I know nothing about hosting. My site in Korea is through one of the online shopping malls there and it's all very easy to handle and organise. If someone can point me towards a good SG host then that would be great. Alternatively, I would like some information on hosts with good connections to Asia. Will having a US (or UK) host affect the shopping experience?
I've done some recent traceroutes and it seems that mzima connections tend to have fewer hops and better overall ping (100-250ms) to most of Asia. Among the westcoast datacenters, those located in Los Angeles tend to be better connected to Asia.
Some parts of Asia are connected to Europe go through US, so I'd stick to US west coast hosts for a better overall speeds.
Of course you'll be getting a far better ping hosting from Singapore if you can find a decent provider there that fits your budget.
Usually, DH is suitable with *not busy* sites. If you want a stable home for ecommerce site, you might not want to go with cheap hosts. About their promotion, it's not available for all regions. You will need to check if they accept order from Vietnam.