China Web Hosting Company Directory and Review

Latest update: July 23, 2016

A stable and fast hosting solution plays a crucial role for your web success. If you plan to enter China, it’s ideal to host your website on a server in China Mainland.

Unfortunately, the ideal option happens to be also the hard one.

Due to local regulations and laws, it requires an ICP license for your website to operate in China, and Chinese web hosting companies are forbidden to host websites without ICP licenses.

The good news is, even if your company doesn’t have an ICP license and is unable to host your site in China, there are still ways to make your site fast, stable and secure for Chinese visitors.

As a matter of fact, quite a few of our clients are not qualified for an ICP license, but with our help, they have successfully minimized the impact of not having a China-based server.

Over the years, we have worked with more than 40 web hosting companies in and outside China. Below are the ones that we are happy with and have been recommending to our clients and other people coming to us for help. Please note the list is in no particular order.

Digital Ocean (Singapore)

DigitalOcean is Shifu's favorite VPS hosting service provider.

DigitalOcean has many cool features including SSD-only cloud, a modern-looking, easy-to-use control panel, one-click deployment, and well-supported APIs.

Moreover, they have a data center in Singapore, which has very good connection speeds for visitors from China Mainland.

Linode (Tokyo)

Linode is famous for its affordable and stable VPS hosting. In 2011, Linode launched their data center in Tokyo, Japan, which very soon became super popular in China.

Linode’s Tokyo facility used to have outstanding performance for visitors from China. As the service becomes increasingly popular, the performance is not as great as it was, but still of good values.

Aliyun (阿里云)

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Aliyun is a cloud hosting service offered by Alibaba. It has quickly become the most popular cloud hosting service in China since its initial release back in 2009.

It offers a wide range of cloud computing products and services including Elastic Compute Service, Object Storage Service, Relational Database Service and CDN.

SiteGround (Singapore)

SiteGround is a reputable web hosting provider popular among small and medium sized businesses. We mostly use its shared hosting (data center in Singapore).

One thing to note is that if you are going with SiteGround, after placing your order, be sure to contact their customer support to let them whitelist Baiduspider for your server - SiteGround considers Baiduspider a bad bot and blocks it by default.

Let’s Do a Free Test for You

Web performance is a complicated topic that involves numerous factors. Sometimes even servers from the same hosting company have heaven-and-hell different performances.

If you are not sure which hosting provider to choose, Shifu is happy to do a free speed test for you before you buy.

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