Have you designed your website and need it hosted? If so, you need to find a good web hosting company. There are various reasons why you may need your website hosted in China. For example, your target market may be in Hong Kong or another city, and hence it makes sense to have the website hosted in China.
Before you sign up for a web hosting in China package, there are various things you should know. Knowing these things will help you determine whether you are getting value for your money from the hosting company. Below are some considerations to keep in mind when evaluating a web hosting package you may have been presented with:
i) Disk Space
Find out how much disk space the company will offer you. The amount of disk space you will require will depend on the size of your website. If you have a small website, you may not need a lot of space. A 1 GB (gigabyte) disk space should be enough for a small hobby website. However, if you have a large web portal with a lot of content (articles, videos, audio) hosted there, you will need a hosting package with a larger disk space.
The larger the disk space, the faster your site will be. You also need a large disk space if you plan on increasing your Chinese website content over time. Find out from the company whether you can upgrade your hosting package to a larger disk space as your website grows. Some companies even offer unlimited disk space to customers, allowing them to host multiple sites or grow their websites without restrictions.
You should also consider the amount of bandwidth offered with your offshore hosts. Generally, bandwidth determines whether your website will be accessible by visitors at all times. If your website is popular, it will be getting a lot of traffic. Therefore, you will need a hosting package with a larger bandwidth limit.
Look for a company that offers unlimited bandwidth limit. This means your website will always be accessible to visitors no matter how much traffic it gets. The last thing you want is for potential customers to arrive at your website and not be able to see your content due to bandwidth restrictions.
iii) cPanel Account
Find out whether the company will offer you your own cPanel account. With this account, you can control various aspects of your website. For example, you can configure the email accounts you would like to use, create and manage databases, check traffic statistics and so on.
The cPanel account also allows you to easily upload or delete files from your website, create new applications, and manage the technical aspects of your website. Without your own cPanel account, you will always have to contact the web hosting company when you need some technical changes made on your account.
You should research well to find a good web hosting package in China. The above are three things you should keep in mind when buying web hosting in China.