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KowloonHosting adds two new Datacenter options

In order to cope with the recent growth in our shared hosting customers, we have expanded our datacenter footprint by launching servers at two additional locations. Clients will now be able to select AlibabaCloud (Hong Kong) and CTM Macau as server location when placing an order with us.

The new option applies only for shared hosting, and is not available for reseller hosting, cloud VPS or dedicated servers.

The new datacenter options will add to the existing PCCW Hong Kong (China Optimized network) and Softlayer/IBMCloud (Hong Kong).

For any question or inquiry, please contact our sales team.

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KowloonHosting now accepts payments in Japanese Yens and Canadian Dollars

KowloonHosting has just added the addition of the Japanese Yen and Canadian Dollar to the list of currency it accepts. With 6 currencies accepted (Hong Kong Dollar, Chinese Yuan, Euro, US Dollar, Canadian Dollar and Japanese Yen), KowloonHosting clearly establishes itself as the leading Hong Kong hosting company for international clients.

While the order form may initially show only prices in Hong Kong Dollars, clients will be able to select their preferred currency after adding their selected product/service to the shopping cart, before checking out.

If you encounter any issue while placing the order or choosing your preferred currency, please contact us.

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New KowloonHosting site now live – Introducing Cloud VPS plans in Hong Kong

We have just launched our new site! The design has been significantly improved and the site is now compatible on all devices and browsers including on mobile.

We have reviewed our pricing on some of our plans, however existing clients are not affected.

The main change is the addition of Hong Kong Cloud VPS plans to our offerings. Starting from only HKD280/month only, this is a cheaper alternative to dedicated servers, for clients who have exceeded shared hosting and need a more robust hosting infrastructure.

Any question or feedback? Feel free to contact us.

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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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