My client has their own server in the UK, which is currently hosting their UK website.
They are looking at hosting another website, which will be for a business in Italy.
Will hosting an Italian site, being accessed by Italian users be noticeably slower on the UK server, or is the distance so small it shouldn't make a difference?
Also, importantly will it slow down access to the UK website, for UK visitors? I know the impact of more users hitting the server, but I am wondering specifically if the fact the new, extra visitors will be coming from Italy.
I'm guessing there is no reason it would slow down the site massively. The server in the UK is dedicated to the one site at the moment.
If hosting was to be paid for, in Italy for the italian site, it would end up being rented, shared hosting.