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New design for My China Hosting blog

As you would have noticed we have made changes to the website design with a new and more modern theme. Hopefully you will like it. We will be posting new articles on hosting in China on in a near future. Please bookmark and come back in the near future.

SinoHosting acquires HostMacau customer base

SinoHosting has just announced that it has acquired HostMacau customer base. By acquiring the #1 hosting company in Macau and adding Macau as a new Greater China region location, SinoHosting solidifies its position as the leading web hosting company in China. SinoHosting is also offering six months of free hosting on all new orders on its Macau location. Just place the order online and select Macau as server location. There is no coupon code required as your next due date will be automatically extended by 6 months upon activation. You can read the full acquisition announcement here.

How to host a website in China, as a non-resident?

China is bound to become the largest economy in the world, and companies of all sizes from around the world have or are planning to sell their products or offer their services to Chinese consumers and businesses. The Great Firewall severely restricts access to overseas websites in China, either by blocking them, or by making the access speed extremely slow. In order to provide the best user experience to Chinese users visiting their websites, overseas companies therefore would preferably host their websites within the firewall, on a mainland China server. The problem in doing so is the ICP license requirement which…

Do you really need to host a website in China when targeting Chinese users?

One question we are often asked is whether it is really needed to host a website in China when targeting visitors, clients or in general users from mainland China? The reply is yes and no. China is today the second largest economy in the world and many Western companies are involved with China in a way or another. Many are importing products from China, others have products that have a potential market in China. Some are even considering moving to China to establish a branch there. Most Fortune 500 companies have branches, factories or representative offices in China. For many…

HostMacau, first cPanel host in Macau

We would all agree that Macau is more known for its casinos than being an IT hub. Things might start to change now with, which provides cPanel hosting for companies and entrepreneurs in Macau. is a brand of Cycom Hong Kong LimitedĀ , a web hosting group which owns 11 hosting brands accross the Asia PacificĀ  region. It is however the first time the company is offering shared hosting in Macau. Using the standard LAMP architecture, with cPanel control panel, Hostmacau targests businesses not only in Macau but in the greater China region, but also international companies targeting the…

Alibaba acquires Hichina, the company most known for its B2B site but also and, has acquired 85% of Hichina, one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in mainland China. For more details please check the following link:

Crackdown on the Internet in China

Since the following of this month there has been an increased pressure over the internet and web hosting in mainland China. There are two main aspects on the crackdown: 1-Web sites with illegal contents, i.e. adult contents/porn, political related, drugs and other subjects that are prohibited in China. Online forums and blogs are being shut down as well as scores of websites for mobile phones. 2-Websites operating without an ICP license. Sites hosted in China need to apply for an ICP license, now the authorities are enforcing that rule and shutting down sites or whole servers when found without the…