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Why you should not use cheap overseas web hosting?

Why you should not use cheap overseas web hosting?

Posted in Opinion, Website Hosting by Abilash on August 26, 2015

Outsourcing digital data storage

National Archives of Australia has published a detailed report on what you should consider when outsourcing digital data storage. To give you a summary, here is a list of consequences you should be aware of when you choose your web hosting provider.

  • Regulatory requirements may be breached
  • Storage location maybe unknown, with legal consequences
  • Your data may be accessed, used without your authorization
  • Your privacy may be compromised
  • Loss of data, provider ceasing his business

In 2014, the government introduced amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 which includes 13 Australian Privacy Principles (APP) guiding the collection, storage and use of digital data. This clearly indicates why you should consider Web Hosting in Australia!

Guide to choose your Web Hosting Provider

First thing you do is to be aware of the laws relating to data storage and privacy. The information and links above should help you gain some insight on it. Now, use the following to shortlist your provider.

  • Your provider should have a business based in Australia
  • You must be able to meet your provider or their representatives in person
  • Your provider should have a website, publically displaying all information about how the data is stored, where it is stored, how it is handled and must be willing to prove your data is not stored outside Australia
  • If, for a reason you would want to store your data outside Australia, your provider should be able to support the same without any dire consequences

Looking for a helping hand?

I’m sure you would have a fair idea by now on why you should choose Australian Web Hosting. Apart from the legal perspectives, it also impacts your business directly. At Concise, we have proved to our clients that Australian Web Hosting will improve their business online and don’t take own word for granted but read what our clients have to say. If you need more information feel free to ask your question in the form below or contact one of our local licensees.

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