Reviews and expert opinion Website Hosting Japan (WH Japan)

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Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Web Hosting Expert
Website Hosting Japan (WH Japan) provides Japanese hosting in English. However, its prices are high (by international standards), and its uptime is low.

Overview

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Website Hosting Japan (WH Japan) provides website hosting to individuals, businesses, and schools in Japan. It aims to offer the best English-language support, and, in fact, its whole website is in English (and there’s no Japanese version). 

Features and Ease of Use

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WH Japan sells shared hosting plans, domain name registration, and website design services. Its hosting plans include these core features:

  • 99% uptime guarantee
  • Manual backups available
  • Domain registration available
  • SSL certificates available
  • Up to 1,000 MB disk space 
  • Up to 50 GB bandwidth per month

You can manage all aspects of your hosting using the popular cPanel control panel that includes the Fantastico one-click installer for popular programs. There is also a website builder with more than 300 designs, plus shopping cart software for e-store owners.

At the other end of the expertise spectrum, developers get the usual PHP (up to version 5), Perl, CGI, and MySQL databases plus FTP access.

Although WH Japan takes backups for its own disaster recovery purposes, you will have to perform your own backups and pay to restore them.

Pricing and Support

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This provider’s monthly fees are high by international standards, but not necessarily by Japanese standards. For English speakers in Japan, the price point may be acceptable.

You can sign up on one-month, one-year, or two-year terms, with a discount for committing to one of the longer terms. But beware that you’ll also have to factor in the extra costs for a domain name and SSL certificate. The 16-day money-back guarantee allows you little more than two weeks to back out if you change your mind, and this excludes any promotional purchases.

Customer service can be summoned only via email or MSN Messenger, which is rather restrictive, and I was unable to contact the company. If you have to resort to self-support, there is a decent enough frequently asked questions page and a first-time help page.

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Bottom line on Website Hosting Japan (WH Japan)

WH Japan offers English-language hosting for Japanese customers, supposedly backed by support in English. However, the prices are high (by international standards), and the uptime is low.

Pros

  • English-language website and support
  • A decent set of frequently asked questions
  • Discounts available for longer commitments
  • Prices in line with Japanese hosts

Cons

  • Low 99% uptime
  • High prices by international standards

Get English-language Japanese hosting at Website Hosting Japan.

Gwen Rodgers
Gwen Rodgers
Gwen is a web developer and software engineer who loves to get lost in JavaScript (and a good book). She spends her free time teaching girls how to be coders, and doing yoga on her balcony in the sunshine.

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