November 14th, 2012 admin
We are happy to announce a major upgrade to our Linux shared hosting package, in China as well as in Hong Kong/overseas. Most packages see an increase of over 100% in terms of resources while the prices stay essentially the same. There is a slight increase in our China hosting packages, although resources are now aligned with our international hosting packages.
Existing clients will benefit of the upgraded packages but will continue to renew at their older prices. All new orders however will be charged at the new prices.
The most important changes:
1) Disk space and bandwidth limits are increased
2) Prices stay the same for basic and business plans, the corporate plan increases to RMB2,500/year
3) There is an increase on all China-hosted plans respectively to 750, 1,500 and 3,000/year
4) Now China-hosted plans have the same disk space and bandwidth limits as the HK/international hosting plans (prices are higher though).
5) Now there is no option to purchase add-on domains. The corporate plan comes can support 10 domains, other plans support 1 domain only. If a client has a different domain he will need to purchase a second hosting package (or upgrade to the corporate plan).
We are also happy to introduce new international hosting locations, which are Miami in the USA and Netherlands in Europe.
Should you have any questions, please contact our sales department at sales @ sinohosting.net
November 12th, 2012 admin
We are happy to announce a general upgrade on our email hosting packages. All packages see a huge increase in disk space (up to 500GB for the enterprise platinum package), while the prices stay the same!
Please check http://www.sinohosting.net/email-hosting.php for details on our current email hosting offering.
September 27th, 2012 admin
SinoHosting can now register .cn domain names for its global clients. As long as you have a company legally registered, and can provide a scan copy of the company’s business license, you can register your .cn domain name.
The registration fee is still the same at RMB180.
August 28th, 2012 admin
Companies incorporated in Hong Kong can now register .cn domain names through SinoHosting. You will need to provide only a copy of a valid BR of the Hong Kong entity. Registration takes 7 days and the domain can be hosted in Hong Kong or overseas, but not in mainland China due to the ICP licensing requirements.
The cost of the registration is RMB180.
April 23rd, 2012 admin
We have been informed this morning by our Hong Kong DC of an emergency network upgrade which will take place between 9 and 11:00PM. During that period, there will be network instability including short terms downtime. We apologize for the short notice as we were informed this morning. Multiple shared hosting servers will be affected.
We are following up with the datacenter to get the network back online as soon as possible.
April 8th, 2012 admin
We are happy to announce that 5 additional datacenters are now available for server colocation service through SinoHosting:
-Beijing Dongsi (Beijing Unicom)
-Beijing Guoyan (Beijing Dual Line network)
-PACNET (Hong Kong)
This increases the total number of available datacenters for China server co-location to 12.
To learn more about our server co-location service or to apply for this service, please go to our website
April 7th, 2012 admin
Due to networking issues at the upstream provider, the IP address 220.127.116.11 was unavailable since April 6th, 2012, taking offline all sites hosted on this IP. We have immediately taken the necessary measures to obtain a new IP and have clients sites migrated on that IP in our system.
For clients who are using our nameservers ns19.sinohosting.net / ns20.sinohosting.net their sites should be back online now as they would be automatically updated by the system. For clients using external nameservers however they will need to update manually their records to the new IP. Please open a support ticket to obtain the new IP information.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
March 31st, 2012 admin
Due to the additional work required in the registration process for .cn domain names, starting from April 1st, 2012, .cn domain names registration prices are increased from the current RMB125/year to RMB180/year. This applies to .cn, .com.cn, .net.cn, .org.cn and all other .cn related domains. The same price is valid for domain transfers and domain renewals.
March 12th, 2012 admin
Since yesterday late night we are experiencing recurring DDoS attacks on the server taipo. Due to the scale of the attack there is little the datacenter can do to mitigate other than temporarily null routing the IP. This will affect uptime of all sites hosted on it.
We apologize for the inconvenience but in a shared hosting environment there is little we can do as we do not know the client site that is causing the DDoS. We are exploring alternatives including changing the server IP addresses to see if this can solve the issue.
Clients who have their own backups and want to be migrated to a different server can submit a ticket at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we activate a new account for them.
March 2nd, 2012 admin
Due to growing demand in the local markets in Guangdong province and Beijing (plus northern China), we are now offering shared hosting services on servers in Beijing and Guangdong respectively. In Beijing we are using a dual line datacenter with access to both China Unicom and China Telecom. In Guangdong we will be using a cloud server built on datacenters in Shenzhen, Zhongshan and Dongguan.
Prices are the same as our standard shared hosting plans (which up to now were offered in Shanghai and Jiangsu), and we will also use our standard cPanel setup.
Existing clients who are hosted in Shanghai or Jiangsu who would like to move there must note however that they would need to cancel their existing ICP license an apply for a new one through the new datacenter. If this service is needed we will give a 50% discount on our normal ICP license application charges (so that would be RMB400). If your site is running fine in Shanghai or Jiangsu or if you are targeting the China-wide area there is no need actually to move your site.
There is no change to our VPS and dedicated services however which will still be offered out of Jiangsu and Shanghai only.