If there is a service you require which isn’t listed here, please feel free to contact me as I may be able to put you in touch with someone who can help. I run a network of freelancers and contractors with experience in Drupal, WordPress, Symfony, Laravel and Zend Expressive.
I’m happy to work with design/development agencies and can either speak directly to your clients or stay in the background, whichever you prefer.
With the exception of hosting and domain names, I charge for my time on an hourly basis (or part thereof).
I work on general development projects, whether you require modifications to an existing system or a new piece of software. My primary language is PHP and I use MySQL/MariaDB/Percona as the database backend in the majority of projects, along with Git for version control.
Have you paid for a web application to be built but don’t have the technical knowledge to critically evaluate the work? I can offer an independent review of code before or after it is deployed, covering aspects including security, compatibility with different versions of PHP, documentation and maintainability.
Need someone to come in and review your infrastructure requirements? Are you a design agency who has been asked to undertake some significant development work which is outside your area of expertise? Looking to hire your first in-house developer? I can provide you with help and advice as a consultant.
Do you have servers which need maintaining, but cannot justify a full time member of staff to look after them? For a monthly fee, I can take over the management of your servers, keeping the system software and other applications (e.g. WordPress) up to date. I work exclusively with Linux systems, using Ansible for configuration management and Git for version control.
I can also assist with server migration and train staff on configuration management and version control if you prefer to keep system administration in-house.
I offer a managed WordPress hosting package for £250/year per site. Included in this are automated updates for WordPress and all plugins and themes, plus an SSL/TLS certificate which ensures that all connections to your site are over a secure connection.
If you have other hosting requirements, I can recommend an appropriate package from one of the providers I use.
If you have junior/mid developers who you would like to gradually build up to a senior role, I can act as a mentor. Your developers can discuss technical problems, conferences, career progression and more with me.
For clients who purchase other services, I can register domain names for you and ensure that they are automatically renewed each year. I do not offer this as a standalone service as the margins are too small to make it commercially viable.