Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SNP web site is hosted in England

Following on from my friend Michele's investigation of where Irish political parties host their web sites I did a quick check on www.snp.org and found it is hosted in England. Admittedly by a Scottish company (Iomart), but interesting that they have decided to host it south of the border.

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This is probably for technical reasons. All ISP traffic to Scottish users goes through London so its faster to be hosted in London. At the same time its not very good for morale, especially when you realise that the SNP Scottish government is in a powerful position to improve connectivity to and from Scotland.