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Hosting Provider - Should the servers be close to my customers

I am building an ecommerce website using Prestashop.  Is it important to choose a Hosting company that is close to the people who will be using my site.  Is there a downside having a online store in Toronto, Canada and using a hosting company is the United States?  Speed, security, etc...
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Not really, if you were using a hosting provider in Australia there would be a small delay on your site for people accessing it from Canada obviously because the data has further to travel - but barely noticeable.
And from the US to Canada you would be talking millisecs of a difference.
Chris HarteThaumaturgeCommented:
Of all the things that affect the speed of a connection to the internet, I would put physical distance from the web server very near the bottom of the list. I tend to pick a host near to me, so if things go wrong and I am not satisfied with the support,  I can go round and get up in their faces about it.
livewirewebsolutionsAuthor Commented:
thanks guys
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