The economy is more global than ever: East and West are inextricably interwoven, borders are almost irrelevant. But borderless digital communication is a myth – at least with China. Even if your employees are up to date in intercultural communication and your website is professionally translated, your customers and business partners are still sitting in front of their screens and waiting. They are waiting for your company's web content, which is delivered by your current server or hosting.
Why are websites and servers from the West hardly accessible in China, if at all?
- Because of censorship in China, data packages from the West have to surmount the "Great Firewall of China". Even if content is not rejected, this seriously slows down its delivery.
- Data packages from the West have to pass the "Great Firewall of China".
- China's external connection to the western internet and hence also the data transfer rate to China are fundamentally poor.
- Once the package is inside China, its delivery is further delayed by poor networking between the Chinese providers.
How to surmount the Digital Wall
Stop waiting. Jump over.
While it was still possible to get around the "Great Firewall of China" until the end of 2014 by encrypting data communication via VPN or HTTPS, these loopholes have now been closed as part of the further technical development of the Chinese firewall. Nowadays new solutions are required to make your website easily accessible in China. With WEBERcloud China you can get your content reliably and securely to the other side of the wall.
WEBERcloud China connects - fast and reliable.
Your web application is delivered locally via our WEBERcloud servers in China – directly from the Chinese mainland. For companies with no office in China, we offer hosting in Germany with a special WEBERcloud direct connection to China.
You get professional support in German or English during your application for the necessary ICP license. We have our own translators available on request for correspondence with China.
The actual application source code can still be run from outside China, which means that your application and data are protected against industrial espionage.
Our solutions come from a mid-sized German company and have been specifically designed for mid-sized and large companies in Germany and Europe which act internationally.
3 ways over the wall
Hosting in Germany with a direct connection to China
The hosting of your website (CMS, online shop, web application, etc.) takes place in our WEBERcloud data center in Germany. To ensure high performance data transfers between the Chinese visitors and the WEBERcloud server in Germany, a special dedicated 100 MBit/s connection is available from the data center to China. Packet delivery times <250 ms and packet loss of <1% can thus be guaranteed.
- Low cost solution
- Requires the hosting of your website in the WEBERcloud data center
- Very high level of data security and protection against industrial espionage, as the application remains outside China
- No ICP license required
for companies without an office in China and those with very high data protection requirements
Proxy cache server in China
Our WEBERcloud China proxy cache server is located on the Chinese mainland and has a fast, direct connection to Germany. Your actual website (CMS, online shop, web application etc.) is still located on your current hosting server. Your website's static data is cached on the server in China.
Chinese visitors communicate exclusively with the server in China and access the cached data. Dynamic data are retrieved from your hosting server as and when required and delivered to China via the fast, direct connection.
A proxy cache solution in China can be realized as a vServer or dedicated server.
- Considerably better performance than direct access to a server outside China
- Works with your already existing hosting
- No maintenance of a separate system or a separate application in China is needed; we manage the proxy cache ourselves
- High level of data security and protection against industrial espionage, as the actual application remains outside China
- ICP license required
for static, non-personalized websites with average performance requirements
Direct hosting in China
Your website (CMS, online shop, web application, etc.) is hosted directly on a WEBERcloud China server, which is located on the Chinese mainland and on which all the data are held. Chinese visitors access the website directly from this server. The outstanding Internet connection of the server ensures fast data transfers with all large Internet providers in China.
The direct hosting in China is also possible in the form of a vServer, dedicated server or shared web hosting.
- Best-performing solution (speed and availability)
- No communication across Chinese borders required
- Low level of data protection, as the application is located entirely within China.
- ICP license required
for personalized and performance-critical websites and shops
Your German contractual partner
WEBERcloud by Weber eBusiness Services GmbH
The hosting of websites on the global market belongs in the hands of experts. We are a German internet service provider with over 20 years of experience. With our base in the Swabian city of Balingen, we come from the cradle of the German SME sector.
We see ourselves as reliable and competent experts for cross-industry internet services. We are also your point of contact in those cases in which standard solutions are not enough or the requirements and service level agreements become complex. We have operated our own data centre since 2000 at our company headquarters in 72336 Balingen, hosting over 1500 challenging business customers and domains. With the addition of WEBERcloud China, which is operated in the data center of China Telecom, our hosting services now no longer stop at the Chinese border.
Global customers operating in the Chinese market such as Murrelektronik put their trust in our international web-hosting service and use our solutions to deliver their web applications to China.
Find out more about our hosting services in Germany.
Foreign websites can only be accessed with a great deal of patience, if at all, using China's external connection. The latest technology and a competent hosting partner are indispensible to get your website to China with enduring reliability and security.