Malaysia Web Hosting

March 23rd, 2022 by admin Leave a reply »

Malaysia is located at the center of the South East Asia and it is a good location to host your web sites because of:

1) The web hosting fee is the cheapest in South East Asia

2) The labour cost or the human resource expenditure is one of the lowest

3) The infrastructure of the internet cables, setup and usability

4) All the helpdesk staff can speak good English

5) The internet access speed is one of the best in Asia

At this moment, there are more than 100 web hosting companies in Malaysia. Few of them have controlling most of the web hosting market share in Malaysia. These companies are making handsome income to satisfy their shareholders and pay high salary to their employees. They can provide good web hosting service at very low price.

They also very competitive in the international market. Meaning, they also host many foreign websites from United states, Europe, Africa, etc. Malaysia web hosting market share is too small and competitive, only about 10 to 20 percents of the Malaysia’s population can access and use the internet on daily basis. Most of the business owners still reluctant to have a company website to promote their business online. Majority of the Malaysian are either too poor to pay the internet access fee or too busy to go online to surf internet or check emails.

Not all web hosting companies in Malaysia are successful. Some of them hosting less than 10 web sites. Usually these small companies disappear after 1 or 2 years. Only a few can sustain for more than 5 years. This is normal because only the fittest can survive.

Most of them lack of funding to support their business operation. Because most of them are owned by Chinese or Indian. Malaysia government prefer to offer financial aid and other means for Malay owned companies. Thus, without the strong “water supplies”, these companies are struggling to survive. Those which can survive and continue to grow without any help from the Malaysia government become the best and able to compete in the international market. These successful companies are as good as any US or Europe web hosting companies in terms of abilities, skills and knowledges.

Some people might said that Malaysia’s internet speed is too slow and therefore it is not wise to host the website there. Yes, this is true and Malaysia government is working hard to solve this problem by upgrade the internet access speed to 20mbps recently. UniFi is the latest offer from the Telekom Malaysia (TM). It also offer VoIP and Internet TV services.

The most and ultimate challenge faced by web hosting companies in Malaysia is the quality of infrastructures and services provided by the only internet core infrastructure provider in Malaysia —> Telekom Malaysia (TM)

Currently, base on my own experience. TM’s DSL internet service –> Streamyx has the tendency to slow down or line down for at least 2 to 10 times within a month. It can be as slow as or slower than a dial-up (56kbps) internet speed during the peak hours and during school holidays. If the internet is down, no matter how good is your web hosting servers and how experts are the engineers who managing it. Your web sites hosted in that server is inaccessible by anyone through the internet. Internet Congestion or Internet Traffic Jam, that is the unsolved problem until know since Telekom Malaysia introduced internet services in 1995 or 1996.


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