How much hosting matters in SEO? If i have canada business and website i am hosting it on USA server would it affect in my SEO? or Ranking
I found this articles, it does hint to search engine, but it is no the keypoint.
Server location (through the IP address of the server) is frequently near your users. However, some websites use distributed content delivery networks (CDNs) or are hosted in a country with better webserver infrastructure, so we try not to rely on the server location alone.
My answer Big No.
SEO link with quality back links not web server.
The whole purpose of the web is to make the location of a site irrelevant.
Selection of local hosting accounts can be considered as one step to be taken to ensure websites will be moving in the right direction towards getting better ranks. For example, if you are interested in having good web ranks on the US Google market, by trying to pick a US based hosting account, then gathering links which have US IP addresses, you would be doing the recommended things but there are other elements to note.
Sometimes while searching the net, you may find very big portals which use one single domain, their ranks on several Google portals are very great. In such cases you may have a big question mark on your head and that is which hosting accounts are they using? Presence of contents on sites, in a specific languages and even using local directories as links sources can have bigger impacts on sites ranks than mere hosts.