When it comes to UX, or user experience, not all countries are equal. Some countries have web hosts who are able to provide different services and features with their subscriptions due to a number of factors including audience size, technical training and capabilities, bandwidth availability and internet service providers. When building your site, it is important to take measures to ensure a positive UX.
UX is user experience, which refers to the functionality and usability of your website. Even if a website is aesthetically pleasing, or packed with cool features, it will not retain users if it does not provide them with a positive experience. Some things that contribute to positive UX include:
Many of the above-mentioned factors that contribute to a positive user experience highly depend upon things such as bandwidth, connectivity, advance server technology and technical expertise. Larger countries with a wider audience such as the US and Canada, as well as the UK and Australia, can offer larger bandwidth capabilities, as well as a broader audience with more access to technology.
Subscribing to a web host in a larger country such as the ones mentioned above improves UX in many ways. Web hosts in these countries have much wider capabilities as far as server technology, connectivity, ISPs (internet service providers) and access to technology, which directly contributes to the technical expertise of web administrators.
The large variety of web hosts available in these countries can also provide developers with a larger variety of add-ons and options available to customize their websites to provide end users with a positive experience tailored to their specific industry and purpose.
Using a web host in smaller countries can still provide developers with a reliable site and positive user experience, however, the bandwidth and connectivity may not be as reliable, and therefore page loading times and reliability may be slower than if a web host in the US, UK, Canada or Australia were to be used.
In the US and Canada:
In the UK:
Although several of these hosts are available in other countries, because of the location of the data centers of these particular hosts, they may provide the best UX in the countries they are listed beneath.
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