Remote Hosting vs Local Server
Posted on 2014-03-03
Here's the deal:
My client has used a PC s a "server" from the beginning. This "server' was offered by the software vendor completely configured. It was the best option for a long time. It is now time to look at a real server. So we are considering the upgrade. However, we also have the option of remote hosting.
So here is the question:
Our local network is Gigabit. With a server and 3 Gigabit connections, why should we expect as fast response from an internet connection of 6MB to a hosted server?
Shouldn't we expect some latency?
And if so, from the perspective of speed and latency, wouldn't a local server be a better option?
I admit, I don't know much at all about remote hosting. It just seems to me that a 1GB connection is superior to a 6MB connection.
Am I looking at this the right way?