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WordPress Comes To Chinese Users Via Sina.com’s New Cloud Service

Chinese Internet company Sina.com has started internal beta testing of its cloud store Yunshangdian.com, which provides click-to-use personal cloud services.

The first product available in this cloud store is WordPress, and its price is CNY1 per month.

Sina’s personal cloud services can help users establish blogs, open Internet stores, and use project collaboration tools. Users do not need to know related technologies like PHP or MySQL, and they do not even need to buy a domain. All the functions can be realized via simple clicks.

When buying an application from the cloud store, users will gain a second-level domain ended with .1kapp.com, and they can use this second-level domain to visit the related application or website. At present, users need an invitation code to participate in the internal beta testing.

Prior to this, Sina.com launched a public cloud computing platform named SinaAppEngine, aiming to meet web developers’ demands for application development hosting.

Ironically, while the open source WordPress software will be available to Chinese users on Sina.com’s new service, some of WordPress’s affiliated services like back-end administration of VideoPress and the blog network at WordPress.com are blocked in China.

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