(The Hosting News) – Just how popular is onshore web hosting compared to those who tend to outsource their needs overseas?
A recent study from Pingdom gauged the area, finding that ccTLDs (country-specific domains) tend to be hosted out of the countries they’re actually registered for.
For example, 97% of .KR (South Korean ccTLD) actually had hosting within South Korea.
Meanwhile, other ccTLDs that tended to have hosting domestically included ones for countries including Vietnam (93%), Germany (92%), Japan (91%), Czech Republic (90%) and Lithuania (88%).
Pingdom also looked at which countries had the most registered ccTLDs listed in Alexa’s top 1 million. Ranking at #1 with 43,002 was Russia. Other top countries included Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Poland and Japan.
“Arguably the widest selection of different web hosting options is available in the U.S. and the country’s domination in the industry is crushing. But if you don’t live in the U.S. you may want to host your site in the country where you live for a variety of reasons: access, language, legal issues, payment options, latency and performance, etc,” stated Alexa via its report.
To gather results, Pingdom scanned Alexa’s top 1 million list.