I am going to buy a hosting service (re seller) where mostly people from Ethiopia will be using it. I am going to host my applications in this server and also partition and sell for other developers to host their apps. So I am not sure, if I have to host my application in the US, UK, AU or somewhere else. Does selecting a hosting service that is located in either one of the above places would affect the reliability of the service for the users from that specific country? (The data is not sensitive ) My main aim is, to make sure that the server is reliable all the time (99.9%) for the users from that country.
If our order CDN technology together with hosting, you won't have to pay attention to the geographical location of your servers.
A content delivery network (CDN) is a group of servers, located in different countries and connected to a single network. The system is configured in the following way: your site visitors are granted access to the site data copy from the server which is the nearest to them. With CDN your site pictures, text, files, audio and video streaming media will be loading quicker for the users from different places and the server load on the main server will be decreased.
• Rapid site loading speed from any place of the world
• Server overload decrease on the main server
• a lot of servers( at least 40-50) all over the world keep your site contents
• SEO positions escalation in search engines • Suitable for all popular CMS systems
Nowadays,Fastnext company offer CDN for free.
If there are reliable providers on Africa, I would recommend you to register with them. It's good for SEO.
Or you can find other providers from Europe, Africa near with Europe, so I can recommend you can find provider in Europe. You can try hostforlife.eu and asphostdirectory.com. I find their site on Microsoft and I see that this provider has many good reviews. Good luck. :)
In this case, you should go for cloud hosting maybe Amazon Web Services Europe data center. 99.9% uptime and you could sell with more benefit. I'd have to say don't go with shared hosting.