(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Call it national pride, maybe, but South Koreans really love onshore web hosting, statistics from analytics firm Pingdom recently revealed.
According to the report, the country domestically hosted 97% of its ccTLDs – aka the .KR domain suffix.
That’s despite 42% of the world’s top websites relying on server hosting in the United States.
Meanwhile, domestic hosting of ccTLDs was found to be popular elsewhere for other locations including Vietnam (93%), Germany (92%), Japan (91%), Czech Reublic (90%) and Lithuana (88%).
Pingdom explained domestic hosting’s popularity as such via its website: “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.”
To gather the results, the company analyzed data from Alexa. More information available here (royal.pingdom.com).