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There can be no doubt that you can find lots of great web hosting providers out there today. But before you do a search for the biggest and baddest, try looking local first.


Because of the awesome advantages your business website gets from using a local hosting company. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should look local for your web hosting:

Faster Loading Times for Local Visitors

Your website speed is seriously important. One study from Kissmetrics showed that nearly half of visitors close out of a site if it took more than 3 seconds to load.

And since the distance your website data needs to travel from its server has an impact on speed, the closer your customers are to that server, the better.

That means if you have an East Texas company serving customers in Tyler, you could hugely benefit from having a Tyler web hosting company.

Better Customer Service

Have you ever tried to call a major telecom company's customer support hotline?

I have. And I'd really appreciate those hours of my life back.

One of the main reasons for those long wait times is because of the ticket system big companies use to address each customer's issues. They handle such a huge volume of calls every day that they can't help but take hours to get to you.

But with a local company, all you need to do is pick up the phone to talk to a real person with real answers to your questions.

Plus, if you know your web hosting company is right around the corner, it helps you to establish a more significant business relationship with them. Instead of seeming like some distant, faceless corporation, you'll know that there are human beings working there ready to help you through any issue you might encounter.

Better Security

If your website is vulnerable, so is your business.

So at GroupM7, we take all your website and online security issues seriously.

Our system monitors your business website and your email accounts for unauthorized access and other security threats like viruses and malware. If we detect a security problem, we work immediately to get your site back to full strength.

We're firmly dedicated to providing the strongest security options for our customers. That's why we use the top email spam and virus protection service in the world: Barracuda Networks.

Better Search Result Rankings

When you have a local business, if you host your site in your area, it could significantly boost your Google rankings.

According to Google themselves, they use your web server's IP address as a clue to their understanding of your content.

Think about it. How many times have you searched for a specific service, and many of the top results were for companies nearby -- even though you didn't specify your region?

If you choose a local web hosting company, your business could benefit from these same search engine optimization (SEO) advantages.

Local is Simply Better

If you're a local business, you know the value of supporting the economy of your community. Because when everyone shops locally, everyone benefits.

But just because a company is nearby doesn't always mean it'll promise these same advantages. Your number one priority should be to find quality service -- and that's exactly what you get from GroupM7.

We own and operate our very own Dell network equipment where we host thousands of websites and email accounts with enough redundancies in place to seriously maximize your uptime. Our state of the art Network Operations Center (NOC) includes:

  • Dell™ heavy-duty web servers
  • SONICWALL™ firewalls
  • Cisco™ routers and
  • Tripp Lite™ inline power sources

Want to see for yourself? Here's a link to a LIVE stream of our Network Operations Center with even more information about our hosting service:

So, if local web hosting through GroupM7 seems like the right move for your business website, contact us today!

Aaron Dunn

Aaron is a writer by trade with several years of professional experience under his belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Before joining the Group, he worked as a freelancer and tech reviewer in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron currently lives in Pittsburg, TX.