So far thank you for all replies. Please keep posting. ;-)
To Imago: Thanks for the info. I am with ICDSOFT for already 2 years, but as for the question regarding dedicated servers I asked them 6 months ago and they offer only the one webhosting plan (333 MB). They have a terriffic customer support who answers 95% of any request within 5-30 minutes. They also operate their own datacenter (at least thats what I understood - please correct me if I am wrong).
To Sghost: I know HE are also giving great service. but I am afraid they are not based in Japan (yet) ;-).
The last two have been in business longer. I used the service from udomain a few years back and their service quality was reasonable. I believe most of these companies colo their servers with i-Advantage or Pacific Supernet (two of the biggest data centres in HK). A lot of these companies may ask for 6 months contract but I think you should bargain for a shorter term so that you can check their service quality before commiting for the longer term. Let me know if you have more questions and good luck with your search.
Disclosure: I'm not affiliate with any of the above companies.
thanks for the links. The first one (01server) is actually VERY FAST to access from Tokyo, but after browsing their page I got a lot of php errors (couldnt connect to database etc.) which disturbed my trust into them ;-).
The others are so so, but thank you for posting them.
Correction: I mentioned above that www.01server.net has some connection failures to their database. That is not correct and ws mistaken by me. The database connection failure was at one of their client sites - show cases (www.asahiwatch.com) which they featured on an external link.
Anyway I wanted to point that out. So to sum it all up. www.01server.net seems fine (so far ;-)
to dxoxb: Thank you for posting the addresses. There are indeed some interesting ones under them.
Please keep posting !!
Last edited by valentin_nils; 03-29-2004 at 03:08 AM.
Thank you for your reply. Our target customers are 100% from Japan or speaking Japanese.
Please note that we would require also the support in Japanese.
We usually start with a single server and see how it is going lets say for 6 months. If everything is running fine and smooth we will think about more servers.
As I mentioned above reliability is important for us. You are welcome to send me an e-mail with 2 offer samples (f.e a standard server and cluster ).
Of course we would need also a firewall. We would also need to know if you provide spam and / or virus check facility.
You can send me the offer by e-mail to
I also have a question regarding the text on the homepage
"Hosting Asia does not take on clients indiscriminately. Knowing full well how bad associations can ruin businesses, they discriminate among their clients, refusing to host any pornographic, exploitative or dangerous material."
Does that mean you are allowing to host adult pages or not ?
g) Pornography - Due to legal and social issues, we will not accept any new customers who publish pornographic images. If an existing customer publishes pornographic images, may issue a warning and/or suspend your account.
However, if a client chooses to, then they are advised to host their site in our US server.
All emails are anti-spam and anti-virus protected.
FYI, we have Cisco PIX and Netscreen for firewall. We only use DELL servers in all configugrations.
(note the above is not advertisement, but a reply to a client)