Features and Ease of Use
When you sign up for hosting with Zhongke Sanfang, here are some of the features you will be able to access:
- Domain name registration
- Unlimited monthly bandwidth
- Web-based emails
- FTP management
- ASP, ASP.NET, .Net 2.0/3.0/3.5
One area that Zhongke Sanfang seems to excel in is web security. Every customer gets 10GB DDoS anti-attack bandwidth and protection against data mining for commercial purposes. It also provides premium SSL certificates from trusted vendors and website trust certification. I think that’s why almost all Chinese government agencies have entrusted it with their websites.
Here’s a rundown of their hosting packages:
- Shared economy plan – suitable for personal websites with 1,000 visitors per day
- Getting Started configuration plan – suitable for startups/SME websites with up to 1,500 visitors per day
- Business configuration plan – suitable for medium-sized e-commerce websites and small applications
- Extreme configuration plan – ideal for large online stores, gaming websites, SaaS applications, and company portals
Speed and performance are built-in to Zhongke Sanfang servers, which enable it to deliver an impressive 99.999% uptime guarantee. It has a 6-line machine room that’s equipped with enterprise-grade servers and connected to multiple fiber optic networks with no cross-network bottlenecks. Thanks to its solid hosting, customers are assured of high availability and faster page load times.
Design-wise, the Zhongke Sanfang website is not that great. I had a hard time accessing and navigating different pages. I would have loved to see an English version, considering it powers over a half of the Chinese government agencies with a global reach.
Pricing and Support
From the Pricing Overview page, I had a sweeping viewing of the plans on offer starting with domains, business mailbox, network security, servers, and value added services. Plans can be purchased for periods of one year to ten years. Its starter package is quite affordable, but as you move up, you’ll pay more because of the additional features and resources. Multiple payment options are supported, but it seems that AliPay is prefered over wire transfer or online banking.
I am not sure how good its support team is but it’s nice that there are multiple support channels including email and hotlines. I initiated a chat which didn’t go anywhere, as I got an automated response with an email address that I was asked to contact for assistance. If you want to learn how Zhongke Sanfang’s control panel works, refer to the tutorials in the knowledge base.