How Do I Host My Site in China?

  • Are your main visitors from China? 
  • Are your sites loading slower when you access it in China? 
  • Do you want to apply for an ICP license for your website?
  • Do you want to use CNY as your store currency?
  • Do you want to set up Alipay or WeChat Pay gateway for your Simple Store?
  • Do you need a Chinese official invoice for your payment? 

We have a product for you: Shangxianle, Strikingly and SXL belongs to one company, but they are two independent products. If you would like to use SXL, you need to create a new account on SXL.


What are the differences between Strikingly and SXL?

Differences Strikingly SXL
Hosting Server International server China server (Only supports domains registered/hosted by the registrars from China.)
Pricing Plan and Features  Free, Limited and Pro Free, Limited, Pro and Business
Monthly, yearly and 2 years Tri-Monthly, yearly, 2 years and 3 years

Payment gateway

for Simple Store

Multiple currencies:

PayPal and Stripe

CNY: Alipay and WeChat Pay

USD: PayPal

Social Media and

Video platform

International platform:

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. 

China platform:

Weibo, Tencent Video, Youku, etc.

Site Editor features

Multiple languages

Google Fonts

Video background

Social Feed section

File uploads

Chinese and English

3 Chinese/English Fonts available

Premium images

WeChat editor

ICP license (Only supports domains registered/hosted by the registrars from China.)

Chinese official invoice (Fapiao)

Synchronize with WeChat Official Account


Can I transfer my site from Strikingly to SXL?

Yes, we can help you transfer(copy) your site from Strikingly to SXL.

Since Strikingly and SXL are independent platforms, you will need to have an account with SXL first.

Follow these steps: 

1. Create a new account at 

For Strikingly paid user, please upgrade to Limited/Pro/Business plan (14-days trial).

Note: Strikingly and SXL pricing plans are not the same.  


2. Email us at with us to request the site transfer and indicate the following:

  • Your SXL account email
  • The URL of the site you want to transfer

Please send the request using the email address associated with the account where the site would come from!


3. Site transfer(copy) does not include:

  • Account information
  • Membership plan
  • Purchased Domain from Strikingly (Transferring Domains Away from Strikingly. ICP application only supports domains registered/hosted by the registrars from China.)
  • Custom domain (ICP application only supports domains registered/hosted by the registrars from China.)
  • Background Videos
  • Images (It will still be linked to Strikingly server)
  • Documents (It will still be linked to Strikingly server)
  • Simple Store Content
  • Simple Blog Content
  • App Store & HTML Content
  • Social Feed Content
  • Social Media Content

Note: The images that you'll see in SXL after transferring are actually linked to Strikingly. We suggest that you upload your images in SXL directly for faster loading. As for the documents, due to China particular case, we recommend that you use Baiduyun (Baidu Cloud) to upload the file and add the link to your site.


I can't read Chinese, how can I use SXL to edit my site? 

SXL right now has a beta version of SXL site editor in English! If you'd like to have it, you can contact SXL support at with your SXL account email.  You can also follow our WeChat official account: sxl-cn, and chat with our support. 


We hope you'll find this useful! You can also check out SXL knowledge base to find out more information.

Please let us know if you have any questions by sending an email to us at / or chat with us. We'd love to hear your feedback! 

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