KowloonHosting adds China-optimized web hosting in Hong Kong

Through a new parnership with China Telecom Hong Kong, we are happy to announce with immediate availability the launch of our China-optimized cPanel shared hosting in Hong Kong. Starting from today, clients who place orders through our website can select their preferred datacenter: Softlayer Hong Kong (enterprise-grade datacenter with premimum international connectivity, suitable for websites targeting a worldwide audience), or China Telecom Hong Kong (China-optimized network, suitable for clients with visitors primarily located in mainland China)

There is no pricing difference when it comes to selecting a datacenter.

For any questions about our new datacenter location, please contact our sales team.

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KowloonHosting grows 125% in 2014

As we enter the new year 2015, it is time to reflect on what have been achieved so far and set up foundations on which to build for the future. The year 2014 has been a great year for KowloonHosting, as we have more than doubled the number of customers (and hosted websites as well). Today, KowloonHosting is one of the fast growing web hosting companies in the Hong Kong special administrative region. We would like to say thank you to all our existing and new customers, without who we would not have achieved these results.

More than ever, KowloonHosting will continue in investing in infrastructure and human capital to achieve its ultimate quest of being the #1 web hosting company in Hong Kong.

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Ongoing ddos attack on server HK2

Since yesterday evening we are experiencing a medium to large scale ddos attack on our server hk2 hosted at Softlayer. Our system admins are working with the datacenter to mitigate the attack and hopefully have the server stabilize later today.

We apologize to all clients hosted on this server for the downtime and slowness of their websites.

Further updates will be provided here. Clients with mission critical websites can submit a ticket to have their websites migrated to a different server.

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KowloonHosting’s Google Apps for Work: Your business email solution in Hong Kong

KowloonHosting has added to its portfolio of services the integration of Google Apps for Work. This is the perfect solution for business users who want the familiarity and reliability of using Google Apps for their emails, while hosting their website on a physical server in Hong Kong.

By purchasing the service through us, KowloonHosting will take care of the DNS integration as well as initial set up to get you started. Google Apps for Work comes with the award-winning email service (up to 30GB), cloud storage (Google Drive), calendars, video call, Google Calendar and various collaboration tools.

Pricing starts at HKD43.75/month only per email account. To learn more, please contact our sales department. You can also place the order online here.

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KowloonHosting, CloudFlare Certified Partner in Hong Kong

KowloonHosting has just become one of the first Cloudflare Certified Partners in Hong Kong!

CloudFlare is a global distributed CDN service provider which helps speed up access to websites and adds a layer of protection. Basically, it automatically replicates your website on multiple servers around the globe and when a visitor tries to access your website, it will redirect it to the nearest server. The main advantages are website access acceleration, protection from a range of online threats, and also savings in terms of your local bandwidth usage. You can learn more about CloudFlare by watching the introductory video here.

This is a free service that is offered through KowloonHosting, and to get started, you just need to log in your control panel and look for the CloudFlare icon. With two clicks, you can activate CloudFlare and your website will automatically be faster and safer to access from around the world.

CloudFlare is now installed and available on a few of our shared hosting servers. If you are placing a new order and would like to use CloudFlare, please indicate so in the order notes. Existing clients on older servers without CloudFlare installed, can request a migration to a CloudFlare enabled server through our support ticket system.

Using CloudFlare is especially recommended for websites targeting a global audience.If your website targets mainly an audience in Hong Kong or mainland China, we recommend instead to continue using KowloonHosting DNS as the improvement for using CloudFlare in this situation is at best minimal.

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Shared hosting on Softlayer servers in Hong Kong at KowloonHosting

KowloonHosting is proud to announce that it is now using Softlayer for its shared hosting in Hong Kong! Softlayer, an IBM subsidiary, is a world-class enterprise-grade provider with datacenters in North America, Europe and Asia (Singapore & Hong Kong). In the ongoing quest for providing the most reliable hosting service in Hong Kong, we are continually investing in the necessary infrastructure and we believe that choosing Softlayer as our datacenter vendor will increase the uptime, speed and stability for our clients websites in Hong Kong.

From now until December 31st, 2014, you can obtain a one-time 40% discount on any cPanel shared hosting package at KowloonHosting on a Softlayer server by using the promo code SL2014 ; make sure to select the longer term available to lock in the maximum savings on this offer! This is only available for the first 100 clients who sign up for this offer, so if you are thinking of starting a new website or move from your existing provider, make sure to get started today!

For any question regarding this promotion or our Softlayer related infrastructure, feel free to contact our sales department.

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Domain Pricing Update

Starting from today, our generic domains prices is incresed from HKD100/year to HKD115/year, to better reflect the current cost we get from our registrar. Domain extensions concerned are .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz, .in, .name, and .mobi.

Pricing on other domain names remain unchanged.

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HKD500 discount on Hong Kong dedicated servers

Kowloon Hosting is offering a HKD500 promotional discount on Hong Kong dedicated servers. You just need to enter the code SUMMERPROMO when placing the order in the promotional code section. This discount is available on all dedicated servers plans but will require at least a quarterly plan (3 months or more).
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Payment options for Kowloon Hosting mainland China customers

Kowloon Hosting generally accepts payments through Paypal and bank transfer to our company account in Hong Kong. Due to our growing customer base in China, we also offer bank transfer in RMB to a local account in Shanghai.

After placing an order, please select bank transfer, and below our company account, there will be a link to download our payment details in China (PDF file). Our accepted RMB exchange rate will also be available on the same page. After making the payment, make sure to send us an email at billing @ kowloonhosting.com with the payment receipt and invoice number for us to confirm the payment and credit your account.

If you can’t find this link, simply email to our billing department to obtain this information by email.

We currently do not provide Chinese tax receipt (fapiaos) for payments made in mainland China.

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Upgrade to KowloonHosting Hong Kong shared hosting packages

KowloonHosting is happy to announce a full upgrade to all its four shared hosting packages in Hong Kong:
-The Personal package is upgraded to 5GB disk space and 50GB monthly bandwidth
-The Startup package is upgraded to 20GB disk space and 200GB monthly bandwidth
-The Business package is upgraded to 50GB disk space and 500GB monthly bandwidth
-The Enterprise package is upgraded to 100GB disk space and 1TB monthly bandwidth

Once again KowloonHosting stays at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the hosting industry in Hong Kong by providing resources far in excess of the competition while maintaining the same prices. As usual we will continue to have a focus on a sound infrastructure and optimal uptime for our clients.

Existing clients will be upgraded to the same resources in the coming days as well without any additional charge.

For any questions on the upgraded packages, please open a ticket to the sales department from our website.

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