Shared Hosting tips in United Arab Emirates

Shared Hosting tips in United Arab Emirates



Munir Badr, Aeserver.com CEO and Filip Borcov, Site.pro CEO discussing about Shared Hosting tips in UAE
00:11 AEserver.com—Largest web hosting provider and domain name registrar
00:23 GCC countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE
00:45 ae costs $33-55/year
01:20 Cost price is pretty high, but Emirati people prefer local domains
02:00 Population ~9.6M, Internet penetration 99%
02:30 ~220K .ae domains
03:06 Until 2007 .ae was managed by Local ISP, after delegated to registry
03:46 People buy from 1 to hundreds domains
04:29 Pricing is higher inside the country, because of expensive bandwidth
04:55 Pure local hosting: shared, dedicated, domains, etc.
05:11 People pay more, to have local service
05:58 Package similar to what is offered outside, but local
06:42 Cards, PayPal, ApplePay and Payment gateways: PayFort, PayTabs, Telr
07:33 Online advertising is easy for big competitors
08:08 No big world brands have physical presence in UAE
08:28 Clients now prefer local product, and local approach
08:38 Global trend—closing even virtual borders for outsiders
09:34 Lifehack #1: Create different value for customers
10:02 AEserver.com, WebOasis.ae, and more to be announced
10:30 AEserver.com a start-up from 2005
10:50 Huge network of resellers around the Globe
11:23 LTR (Left-to-right) Arabic products are not as easy as they seem
11:52 Arabic is official, English is business language
12:10 Or website is only in English 🙂 Support 24/7 in Arabic and English
12:42 Local and offshore hosting (Europe and USA)
13:25 Cloud hosting—people can move from one server to another
13:51 AEserver.com works fast even in the dessert
14:22 Lots of Website Builders in UAE
14:40 Website Builder is very powerful tool
15:00 You can just now go and create your website. Online…
16:03 Website import—cool technology
16:30 Website import—an easy way to switch between providers
16:55 Website Builder – create upsell opportunity
17:37 Fail: Selling domains 50% cheaper than cost price
18:33 Lifehack #2: Never launch in a hurry and before the night
18:53 Lifehack #3: Selling cheaper than cost price, not always works
19:20 Limited time promotion work, but longtime is a key
19:55 Lifehack #4: White/Black/Orange Fridays and cost-price does not generate big hype
21:17 Lifehack #5: Bundling expensive domain with package (builder, hosting and email) goes well
21:59 Lifehack #6: Free deals generates mostly free users
22:14 Growth hacking and everyday testing is a norm
22:42 Lifehack #7: All businesses react differently to plan changes
24:30 Some clients know what they want, others appreciate call help
25:28 Assist clients, learn about their needs and then upsell
25:50 Economic zones with own commercial laws
26:50 7 Emirates: free zones with tax benefits, no corporate/income tax
27:58 EU tax regulations are very complicated 🙁
28:48 AE tax system is very simplified (almost in economic zones)
30:10 EU requires document for every expenses. Russia requires signed paper. AE economic zones zones—nothing
30:46 Lamborghini, Ferrari and others are even cheaper in UAE
31:17 5% VAT only
31:57 Couple years ago, gasoline cheaper than water. Btw, EU water often is more expensive than gasoline
33:25 Huge potential in Biggest data center to host everything within UAE
33:25Paradise for the data
33:59 GCC cooperation is good for making business
35:07 Nothing is impossible in Dubai

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  1. It was a pleasure participating in this interview! Thanks Filip!

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