PREPARING A CLIENT’S WEBSITES FOR USE IN CHINA MAINLAND

A small German company approached us to help them in making their website more visible in Mainland China. We held a meeting with their owners to understand the scope of their work and the target they tend to achieve through this website. This requires specific server transitions and optimisation of the components within the website. After analysing the website thoroughly, we made them an offer which was accepted by them almost instantly.
Initially, we began by registering their website with the Baidu search engine – Chinas equivalent to Google. Then we replaced, all the Google, WhatsApp, Youtube, and more, content and Google related Api strings, with that of Baidu supported content. From Google Maps to Baidu Maps, WhatsApp to WeChat (WeiXin), Youtube to Yukou and more, we did the whole transition. Next, we held a meeting with them to make them understand about the server functioning in China. It was explained that if they want their website to load faster, they need to use servers such as 1) CDN (Content Delivery Network) like Cloudflare or the Alibaba Cloud, or it can be loaded at lightning speed if they get 2) an ICP from the Chinese authorities to host on server inside the China Mainland as well. There was a considerable pricing difference between the two and the client preferred for CDN hosting.
We got them hosted on a CDN server. Next, we contacted our IT expert in China to work from there in optimising, caching and speeding up the website. Our China IT expert knows the restrictions, constraints and technology leak of his land very well, which helps us in getting the best optimisation done. The website was ready for use in China within a week. We contacted the client to deliver the final work. His representative in China checked the website and was impressed by acknowledging the fact that it looks precisely how local Chinese websites do. Taking that as a compliment, we felt our IT knowledge impresses the world.

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