Want to sell a product or target visitors in China, in which case you will need a China server for your website. Whilst there are hundreds of hosting platform with a data center in USA, Europe, and Asia, you have limited choices in China.
If you are looking to do business in China you really need to host your site locally to ensure speed of user access, Regulatory compliance, better search engine rankings and to ensure that your site is withing the Great Chinese Firewall.
Lastly be aware that hosting in China is more expensive than in another region.
The list below commprises the main hosting providers with data centers in China.
A word of Warning: Unfortunately most of the following mentioned sites are in the Chinese language. So be ready to use a translation tool if Chinese is not your language.
AWS (Amazon Web Services) has collaborated with a local partner to offer cloud services. Currently, AWS is available in the following locations.
You won’t see all the products offered in China as you may see in AWS global. However, it got sufficient list of products to fit from small to enterprise level of applications.
If you are looking for a vast range of products and cost-effective solutions, then AWS would be a good choice.
2. Sino Hosting
One of the popular one out there offers shared hosting, VPS, and dedicated servers. Sino got servers in the following locations.
- Hong Kong
You can get it started with shared hosting from less than $10 per month. Sino provides one-click software installation like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, etc.
Support is available in English and provides ten days refund for shared hosting.
3. Alibaba Cloud
Need more coverage in Mainland China?
Probably Alibaba Cloud has got the highest number of data center locations in China.
- Hong Kong
If you are not from China and need support on ICP application, then Alibaba Cloud would be a lifesaver.
Similar to AWS, Alibaba Cloud offers a full range of infrastructure services like CDN, VM, load balancer, database, backup, storage, etc
GZIDC provide a large number of hosting related services including the following.
- Web hosting
- Domain registration
- Cloud services
- Host rental
- and much more…
Under cloud services, you can choose to host your applications in the following multi-line DC.
- South and North China
- Hong Kong
5. Western Digital
West is another popular offer all-in-one hosting solution. With more than 15 years in the industry, West has a good name in support and uptime.
6. HA Bang Net
Optimized Hosting for WordPress, HaBangNet server is located in Beijing.
The starter plan cost around $10 per month, and it comes with cPanel where you can install your favorite software like Joomla, WordPress, etc.
In starter plan, you get 5GB SSD storage, one free domain, 100GB bandwidth, etc.
7. Jinshan Cloud
Jinshan cloud is one of the top three public clouds in China. They got multiple products.
- Object storage
- Load balancing
- Video solution
- Web application firewall
Jinshan is available with 19 data centers.
Tencent cloud is trusted by more than 10,000 developers worldwide including popular products in China like QQ, WeChat.
Provisioning servers and other cloud services are easy with Tencent, and you pay for what you use.
If you are a startup or running existing business in a traditional data center, it would be worth to include Tencent in the list while moving the Cloud for lower cost.
9. Baidu Cloud
Baidu is not just a Google search competitor but also the Cloud. You can choose to host in Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou and Hong Kong.
Similar go to GCP, Baidu Cloud has many IaaS products like compute, networking, storage, database, big data, AI, etc.
Ucloud has served more than 50,000 enterprise customers and got 21 global data center including 5 in China.
It has a function rich control panel to manage cloud services and recently container services. You can also use their pricing calculator to estimate the cost of required cloud services.