Sakura Internet Reviews and Expert Opinion

Based on 3 reviews in 1 language
9.9
SUPERB!

Customer score for Sakura Internet

  • Reliability
    10 / 10
  • Pricing
    9.3 / 10
  • User Friendly
    10 / 10
  • Support
    10 / 10
  • Features
    10 / 10

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Tons of different choices

Sakura is the best hosting company in Japan. They offer everything you need, and so much more. I've been with them for about three years now and my site is always up and running. I only use their shared hosting services, but they ... Read More
Sam Temp

Published on Apr. 4, 2015
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10

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Sam Temp
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  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Tons of different choices

Service used: Shared
Sakura is the best hosting company in Japan. They offer everything you need, and so much more. I've been with them for about three years now and my site is always up and running. I only use their shared hosting services, but they ...Read More
Caleb Brown
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 8.0
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
9.6

Overall I am very happy

Service used: VPS
I am very happy with the services they offer. You won't have any trouble with downtime or anything like that. I don't know too much about hosting hardware, but theirs seems to be quite good. I also like the fact that they are host...Read More
Michelle J.
United States
  • Reliability 10
  • Pricing 10
  • User Friendly 10
  • Support 10
  • Features 10
10

Great for eCommerce Sites

Service used: Cloud
I love the level of service they provide. I run an eCommerce site targeting the Japanese audiance and this hosting company has helped me to succeed. Their customer service is quite good and they always ensure I have what I need. T...Read More
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do you know how i can install wordpress on sakura internet ? thanks a lot for your help!

Typical Sakura Internet Prices

Service Monthly Price Range
Shared Hosting $1.09 - $39.14 5 plans
VPS $5.79 - $255.75 4 plans
Dedicated Server $118.74 - $191.81 3 plans
The Services & Prices are taken from www.sakura.ne.jp

Sakura Internet Expert Review 2018

Written by: Michael Lavnduski

Sakura Internet Rating

  • Reliability
    9.5 / 10
  • Pricing
    8.5 / 10
  • User Friendly
    8.5 / 10
  • Support
    7.5 / 10
  • Features
    8 / 10
8.4
Rated by Michael Lavnduski

Hosting in Japan since 1999

Sakura Internet has been in business since 1999.  They are based in Japan and provided their customers with a variety of different hosting options.  The site itself is in Japanese and does not have options to translate into English. Even with Google translating for me there was a lot on the page that was displayed in images, which could not be translated.  Fortunately, there was enough information to get a good feel for the company and the services they provide.  If you don't speak Japanese, however, you will want to go with another hosting option.

Uptime & Reliability

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9.5

Excellent Reliability

You'll get a 99.99% uptime guarantee with this company, which is better than what most hosting providers today can offer.  They use good quality hardware and keep it in quality data centers to reduce the risk of outages and other problems.  They also have solid state drives, which are very stable so your data is protected.

Features

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Good Hosting Features

There are a lot of different hosting options to choose from. They offer shared hosting, VPS hosting, dedicated servers and cloud hosting packages.  Within each of these categories there are a number of different choices you can make to ensure you're getting exactly what you need.

They also offer a two week free trial, which is nice. Their hard drives are configured with RAID 1 mirroring for added speed and stability and they also provide good virus checking software to keep your site clean.  There really isn't anything that makes this company stand out from other hosting providers in a significant way, but there isn't any important features that are missing either so you'll likely have a good overall experience.

Support

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7.5

Limited Information

This is one area where I couldn't find much information about the company.  They didn't have a page on their site that was dedicated to support, or at least not one that was in English.  This makes it difficult to evaluate the quality of the support they offer.  I did not find any customers complaining about their support teams, but presumably most reviews would be in Japanese anyway so I only was able to find a few.  While there is no reason to think this company would have bad support, it would be nice to have more information.

Pricing

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8.5

Pricing Seems Reasonable

Whenever dealing with companies that sell only in a foreign currency it can be difficult to get a really good feel for the price.  Even once converted to dollars there are additional factors that can influence whether it is a good deal or not.  As you would expect, this company's prices are listed in the Japanese Yen.

I found that most people who use this hosting company did not complain about the price at all, and when I converted the currency to dollars it seems like a good price at all levels.  They aren't the cheapest option, but they also aren't overcharging for what you get.

Summary

Great Overall Hosting in Japan

If you're looking for hosting in Japan, this is a good company to consider.  They have a lot of features and packages to choose from and their prices seem quite reasonable.  They are also a very reliable hosting provider so your site will be up and running for your customers at all times.

Pros:

  • 99.99% Uptime Guarantee
  • SSD Hard Drives
  • In Business since 1999

Cons:

  • Site can't easily be translated to English
  • Limited Info on Support Teams
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Sakura Internet Prices, Plans & Features - 2018

Shared Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space Bandwidth Number of Sites Price
10 GB Unlimited Unlimited $1.09
100 GB Unlimited Unlimited $4.36
200 GB Unlimited Unlimited $13.05
300 GB Unlimited Unlimited $21.74
500 GB Unlimited Unlimited $39.14

VPS Hosting Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
20 GB 1 core 512 MB $5.79
100 GB 2 cores 1 GB $8.22
200 GB 3 cores 2 GB $14.43
800 GB 10 cores 32 GB $255.75

Dedicated Server Plans

Plan Name Space CPU RAM OS Price
1000 GB 4 x 2.40GHz 16 GB $118.74
1000 GB 6 x 2.40GHz 16 GB $146.14
1000 GB 6 x 2.40GHz 16 GB $191.81
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