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It is a common question: Does my Chinese website need to be hosted inside Mainland China?
The good news is, no, it doesn’t need to be. However, if you are eligible to host it in Mainland China, we recommend that you do so to avoid the Great Firewall of China, maximise customer accessibility and gain the SEO benefits.
Should I host my website inside Mainland China?
This depends on whether you have a business there or not. If so, there are various administrative processes which we can manage for you, to secure your ICP licence number from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in China.
About ICP licences
If your website is hosted in Mainland China, you must obtain an ICP (Internet Content Provider) licence that is a permit issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to permit China-based websites to operate in China. The ICP licence numbers for Chinese websites can often be found on the bottom of the website homepage.
Website hosting outside Mainland China
For Western brand operating outside of China, we recommend having your Chinese website hosted in Hong Kong as it is close vicinity to Mainland China and ensures your website operates as quickly and effectively as possible to your Chinese customers.