Founded in 1998, JK NET was the first CDN technology provider in Hong Kong that could optimize websites for faster load times regardless of how large the files are or how far the visitors are from the server. As well as catering to the local mainland Chinese and Taiwanese markets, they also have cloud hosting servers in the United States and the United Kingdom.
JK NET’s website is available in English and Chinese.
Features and Ease of Use
Besides their Hong Kong CDN offerings (more later), JK NET offers Linux-based web hosting solutions to individuals and corporates from their American and British-based servers. They have the following features:
- 99.9% uptime guarantee
- Unlimited disk space
- Unlimited data transfer
- Add-on domains: two on the medium plan, unlimited on the professional plan
- Free private SSL on all plans
Their CDN offerings work with web hosting to speed up your website load time by using local caching to close the distance between you and your website visitors. This hosting is a good choice if you have an international audience, and some of the features are:
- Up to 20 GB storage space
- One add-on domain on the top two plans
- Free SSL on the top plan
- Up to five MySQL databases
For ease-of-use, JK NET provides a one-click installer for web applications and a powerful one-click backup and restore manager that allows you to restore any file, directory, or an entire website in a few minutes.
More advanced facilities include support for PHP, CGI, Perl, SSI, and XML, plus web statistics reports that let you see the performance of your website and monitor its uptime.
While cPanel is the control panel of choice for the U.S.A. and U.K. hosting plans, the CDN packages come with ISPmanager that allows you to schedule automatic backups to external storage systems such as Dropbox, Amazon or your local host.
Pricing and Support
While JK NET’s prices are slightly on the high side, they are quite competitive when you consider the features that are more robust than what you might get elsewhere.
You can pay either biannually or annually, and those of you who are reluctant to commit can benefit from the 30-day money-back guarantee on CDN packages or the 15-day money-back guarantee on the U.S. and U.K. hosting plans.
Their 24/7 customer support can be accessed via telephone, ticket, email or fax (yes, really), but they can sometimes be a bit slow to respond. Beginners who want to support themselves will benefit from a knowledge base that contains tutorials for basic web hosting configurations.