What is offshore hosting?

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I was wondering if anyone could explain me what does offshore hosting mean? I viewed some offers on this forum and they are offering offshore hosting but I don't know wha it is. Is it something different with normal web hosting plans? what is good and does it have any benefit when using offshore hosting?
 

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Offshore hosting is web hosting where the servers are not located in the USA.

Some prefer this to avoid DMCA requests if they plan on using copywriter content.
 

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Offshore hosting is generally used by warez website owners , streaming , hosting copyrighted contents etc... So in short things that can not be hosted as per USA laws can be hosted on these offshore servers which are hosted out of USA e.g. servers hosted in Netherlands , Germany are offshore servers .
 

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Most legit legal use of server would not require offshore hosting.

An exception to this could be someone that's wants to store sensitive data (perhaps a company) in a location which would be difficult for any government or anyone else to seize without breaking into the server and stealing the data. Sort of like how some people have good reasons for using banks in Switzerland.
 

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Offshore hosting is web hosting where the servers are not located in the USA.

Some prefer this to avoid DMCA requests if they plan on using copywriter content.
I read about DMCA requests but I didn't think it only applied in USA. So, if this doesn't work in where is not location in USA then how Google DCMA report works? It is applying for all websites on all locations.

Offshore hosting is generally used by warez website owners , streaming , hosting copyrighted contents etc... So in short things that can not be hosted as per USA laws can be hosted on these offshore servers which are hosted out of USA e.g. servers hosted in Netherlands , Germany are offshore servers .
If so, I can have offshore share hosting, offshore VPS or offshore dedicated server. It's a kind of web hosting.
Thanks for explaining me with this great info!
 

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Hosting providers offer web hosting and the servers are usually located in the same country, (example country A) but at times there may be a restriction for hosting specific websites on the servers due to restriction by law of that country (A). If the servers are located at a distant place which does not fall in within the jurisdiction of the country (A) then hosting can be given to the same users whose website were considered illegal in the country (A) but elsewhere it is legal. So this hosting in which the servers are located in a data centre which is out the specified law restricted geographical location is known as offshore hosting.
 
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Offshore Hosting is, just as the name says, a type of hosting that is outside the US. The main convenience of having this type of hosting is that it increases the privacy of the owner.

Here's a popular offshore hosting provider, you can see a full description of what they offer there:
Shinjiru

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Do you know what "Offshore" means regardless of offshore hosting? it means outside the U.S. if you live there. Anywhere but not your region. Maybe it's for copyright problems or anything similar or something that seems illegal so you go with offshore hosting, oh and it's definitely has lower prices!
 

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Hosting your websites or ordering the hosting services from location other than your location where you are leaving. Generally, people choose the offshore locations when there is ban on something which can't be hosted in their own country. There are offshore shared hosting service, offshore VPS hosting, offshore dedicated hosting. You can opt to any of your need.

There will not be any copyright issue or rules/regulation like your country so you can host anything which is allowed in that country where your offshore server is.
 
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As others mentioned it is hosting outside your country but the term offshore is used to avoid local laws. These servers are located at countries where internet laws are not very strict or they are still in evolution phase. Also offshore hosting is dying, people use it avoid to copyright laws but you can see huge giants of torrents are dying and in near future I don't think avoiding copyright laws will be possible.
 
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Basically, offshore hosting is web hosting but instead, the host is located in your country, it is located outside of your country.
 
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Also some domain hosting and registars companys claim to be offshore based, in order to avoid UDRP procedures.
the whois privacy is only for public, if some autority wish to identify a domain holder or where a website is hosted, they are able to do so. Offshore "leads" to enhance privacy, but i guess that is misleading.
 
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Offshore hosting means when your website is being hosted to some far place from your place of origin. Some of the reasons can be because of enhanced features, overall improvement in services, or because of low price. It can also to promote things that are illegal or banned in their own countries. Offshore hosting provides protection to prevent a person's identity from being discovered. It also ignores copyright abuses, and allows to omit strict restrictions. But before considering the offshore hosting, make sure that you get exactly what you want and the service provider is not stuffing services that you don't need.
 
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Offshore hosting simply means your company is located at a certain country but your service is not available with that country. You serve other countries or place. There are a lot of companies doing this strategy. They choose the countries that has a low compensation expenses for the employees. Most of the BPO do these strategy.
 
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