Salloumi is retired ...

But you can read our story before you leave!

I created Salloumi, the video sharing website, back in 2007 immediately after graduation from the university with a bachelor degree in computer science. The initial setup was completed in a matter of days as I bought a ready-made script for 120 USD, and rented a server to get the website up and running. My nephews, who are at my age, and I started uploading videos to the website. Everyone of us had to upload nearly 30 short videos a day. In a month we created a good library a visitor can enjoy.

Visitors rate started to increase dramatically and the server could not handle the load. Had to rent a bigger, faster and more expensive machine and move the website content to it. Salloumi, at that time, had a couple of thousands of videos and moving them to the new box wasn't easy. However, with the help of our Linux geek - Mr. Bashar Al-Abdulhadi - the CEO of KuwaitNET I could move all my stuff in a few hours. Thank you Bashar.

The new server could handle our visitors but did not perform that well. In addition to that, the bigger you get the more attacks/hacks problems you face. Here, I decided to write the new version of Salloumi from scratch to make it fully reliable, fast, secure, and meet new trends of coding. In a couple of months I could finish 80% of the new web system but did not plan to launch it. However, I had to because of the last attack on our databases.

Since then, Salloumi was stable, and became an icon for optimized coding seekers. People started using Salloumi as their daily website to visit and watch what's new. People started communities in there, and I liked it!

Some users started uploading movies and tv shows. However, I was cooperative with IP agencies who killed me with video deletion requests. I recall the names of all their representatives and I like their formal letters.

Bandwith was a pain in the butt that cost money! However, Mr. Bashar did not hesitate to share his company's servers unused traffic. Thank you again Bashar.

Salloumi wasn't a waste of time, it was something that led me to e-business. I learned a lot and would definitely do it again!

Continuing with Salloumi was doable, but there are better things to do in this area, e-business.

Thank you goes to EVERYONE had a hand in making Salloumi successful, and I mean it, everyone!

Thanks goes to you too for reading Salloumi story, and I apologize that we no longer are able to deliver the content you are looking for. Goodday! :-)

Abdullah S. Al-Salloum
abdullah.com.kw