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Dot cn domain registration now possible without an ICP license

January 16th, 2012 admin

We are currently able to assist in the registration of .cn domain names without an ICP license. The domain can be used with our international hosting packages (US, UK, Singapore or Hong Kong). The .cn is still however still restricted to Chinese companies. The application takes seven days and the following documents must be provided (scans of the originals):
-Enterprise license code certificate (mainland China-registered company)
-ID card (must be Chinese national)
Should you have any question on this, please contact our sales department at sales at sinohosting.net
The Management
www.sinohosting.net

Bank transfer and other payment options now available in Shenzhen

December 17th, 2011 admin

Clients in Shenzhen and other cities in Guangdong province can now pay us at our local accounts, including a corporate account for businesses and three personal accounts (with Bank of China, China Merchants Bank and Bank of Communications, all in Shenzhen). Please email shenzhen @ sinohosting.net to get more information.

Other than bank transfer, Guangdong customers will be able to pay us by depositing cash directly at our Shenzhen office, or through mail in payment.

We are also able to provide official receipts/tax invoices (fapiaos) for all payments made to us in Shenzhen.

All new invoices will include above payments options from now on.

We are also planning to add customer support staff in Shenzhen in the near future.

The Management
SinoHosting.net

SinoVPN, a VPN provider for businesses and expatriates in China

December 7th, 2011 admin

If you are based in China and are looking for VPN services to access sites that are unreachable from within the GFW, you might take a look at SinoVPN. With plans starting from RMB83, SinoVPN has plans that are secure and guarantee fast access to overseas websites. Available VPN locations are Hong Kong, the US (Los Angeles and Miami) and the UK (Manchester).
This is a service more suitable for business usage although personal use is just fine. Most clients are small business owners and multinationals with branches in China. Business plans come with a dedicated IP address which reduce risks of the VPN being blocked by the GFW.
As a diclosure, SinoVPN and SinoHosting have the same parent company.
To learn more, you can check www.sinovpn.com or contact the guys at SinoVPN for assistance.

Billing system server migration

November 22nd, 2011 admin

We will be migrating the billing system (clients.sinohosting.net) from its current US location to a new server in Hong Kong. This will improve access speed from China and Asia, where over 90% of our customers are located. The move is scheduled to start on Saturday 26th, 2011, at 10:00AM and we expect it to be completed within 3 to 6 hours. During the move, the billing area will not be accessible as well as our support ticket system. For any emergency issues during that period, please email to emergency@sinohosting.net
The Management
www.sinohosting.net

China FTP Hosting Service Launch

November 19th, 2011 admin

Following repeated requests for this service, we have now launched our FTP hosting service for the Chinese market. Packages are available from 10GB to 1TB storage space, and clients can choose to have the service activated on a Shanghai, Hong Kong or US server.

The service starts from RMB1,000/year only. There is no ICP required for this service even for clients with the server in China, so this will be useful to businesses looking to provide a download link, storage space, or a file sharing space for their clients, users or staff in mainland China.

For more details, please visit our new China FTP Hosting page.

ShanghaiZoom.com, social networking site in Shanghai

November 11th, 2011 admin

Our parent company, Sinovantage International, has just launched a new social networking site called ShanghaiZoom. The site targets expatriates living in Shanghai primarily but also anyone working or studying in this city. The Facebook-like website has many sections including blogs, forums, classifieds, events, albums, videos etc. If you are living in Shanghai you will definitely need to sign up.

The address: www.shanghaizoom.com

SinoHosting at the 3rd Expat Expo in Beijing

October 12th, 2011 admin

SinoHosting will be an exhibitor at the 3rd Expat Service Expo, to be held in Beijing Solana Lifestyle Shopping Park, from October 14th to 16th. Our booth number is 48. If you are in Beijing, you are invited to visit our booth at the Expo, which will be held simultaneously with an International Culture Carnival.

Change of IP address – Hong Kong VPS node

October 12th, 2011 admin

We regret to announce that due to some IPs that were previously allocated to SinoHosting are being reclaimed by the issuing authorities, all IPs in the affected range, which is 91.207.192.0/24 will be replaced.

We would like to convey our apologies for this inconvenience.

We are working with the datacenters to implement the changes as soon as the new IP addresses are active.

Clients on other VPS nodes are not affected by this change.

To obtain in advance the information about your new IP, or if you require further assistance, please open a support ticket through the client area at our website, or simply email to our support team.

The Management
www.sinohosting.net

October 1st Holiday Notice

October 2nd, 2011 admin

We will be on holiday from October 1st to 7th, and will return to office on October 8th. While emergency support will still be provided through our support ticket systems, sales inquiries and new purchases activation will see a few days delay. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
The Management
www.sinohosting.net

Emergency IP Address change at server mongkok

September 1st, 2011 admin

Following network issues at the server mongkok which have started late this afternoon, it was discovered that the issue was with the IP address provided by the datacenter. We have now obtained a new IP address and are updating the server accordingly.

For clients using our nameservers (ns25.sinohosting.net / ns26.sinohosting.net) there is no change needed, although the DNS propagation time might mean additional downtime for your website. For clients using their own nameservers, please point your domain name manually to the new IP address.

For security reasons we cannot publish the new IP address here, however you can open a support ticket to obtain it from us.

Clients with their own dedicated IP address on this server have not been affected by this issue.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

The Management
www.sinohosting.net