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Hong Kong CPanel hosting now with Fantastico

October 24th, 2009 admin

We have now enabled Fantastico on CPanel accounts at our Hong Kong hosting location.

Fantastico is a WHM/CPanel utility that allows users to add, update or delete useful open-source programs through a few clicks. These programs include blogs (WordPress, Nucleus etc.), content management systems or CMS (Drupal, Joomla, Mambo, Typo3, Xoops etc.), forums platforms (PHPBB, SMF), e-commerce software (Cubecart, OSCommerce, Zen Cart etc.) and many more.

This function will still be unavailable on the older server (IP 202.181.234.60), if you are on that server and need Fantastico, you can contact us to have a new account set up in another Hong Kong server and start migrating to that server.

We therefore now have Fantastico on our US, Singapore and Hong Kong locations. China-based CPanel accounts however do not have Fantastico enabled.

New pricing on selected China VPS plans

October 20th, 2009 admin

We are pleased to announce a sharp decrease of our China VPS pricing, for both the Advanced and Premium plan. The Advanced Plan is now available at RMB500/USD75 per month (down from RMB650/USD97 previously), while the Premium Plan is now priced at RMB650/USD97 per month (again down from RMB950/USD142).

Annual pricing is now RMB5,000/USD750 for the Advanced plan, and RMB6,500/USD970 for the Premium VPS plan.

As for our other Chinese VPS plans, pricing is valid for both Linux and Windows OS.

For more information or to place an order, please go to www.sinohosting.net/china-vps.php

Two new Hong Kong servers available for shared hosting clients

October 10th, 2009 admin

Due to the strong demand for our Hong Kong shared hosting accounts, we have added this month two new Linux servers. These servers are also CPanel-based with the latest PHP, Mysql configurations. The specs are higher than our previous server, so existing clients who want their accounts moved to this new server can contact us for us to set them up.

DNS servers issues

October 10th, 2009 admin

Since today at noon one of our DNS servers is having some issues which will cause some sites not to be accessible. This issue will affect primarily clients with sites hosted in mainland China, or using ns3.sinohosting.net / ns4.sinohosting as DNS servers. We have contacted the datacenter where this DNS server is hosted at and are working to get them back online asap. Sorry for the inconvenience.

IP 221.181.67.170 has been turned off

October 2nd, 2009 admin

We have been informed by datacenter than the IP address 221.181.67.170 has been turned off due to one site on this server hosting illegal contents, resulting in all sites on that server becoming not available. As per the Chinese law in that regard, the server will be reopened only after investigation, which unfortunately won’t happen before October 8th when the holidays finish. We do apologize for the downtime for clients which sites are hosted on that server, however there is nothing much we can do other than wait for the datacenter. We do not have access to the files on the server to move clients sites to a new server/IP address.

For clients who have a backup of their site please contact us immediately by opening a support ticket through our homepage to have an account set up for you on another server.

Update: The IP address 58.215.65.53 is now affected by the same issue. Clients with sites on that IP address can contact us to obtain a new account on another server to which they can upload their site.

China National Day Holidays

October 1st, 2009 admin

Due to the national days holidays here in China our office will be closed from October 1st to 8th. Phone support will be unavailable during that time. We will however continue to provide basic support through email and support tickets. New orders will be processed as usual, however for dedicated servers we won’t be able to get them up as local datacenters will not be operating during that period.