Is the hosting location for a .com website a factor in search engine ranking.
I have heard website download speed is a SEO ranking factor. My main audience is in North America. Will hosting in the UK slow down download speeds sufficiently to impact ranking in the US?
At the end of the day does it really matter?
(In case you are wondering why I want UK hosting, its because I had some bad experiences with another UK hosting company in the past but luckily I was protected by UK consumer law so it was sorted very quickly.)