Whether you want just one service or a range, I can offer whatever you need in PHP development and Linux system administration.
Below are the main services I offer, but these aren’t the limit of what I can do for you. If you need something slightly different, please give me a call to see if I can meet your needs.
Do you need modifications to an existing system or a brand-new piece of software? I can offer both as a general development project, adapting my skills to the needs of your business.
I’m proficient at working with bespoke or legacy systems, and can help you migrate from PHP 5 (or even PHP 4) to PHP 7 or 8.
My primary language is PHP, and I use MySQL/MariaDB as the database in most 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 the code before or after it’s deployed. This will cover various aspects including security, compatibility with different versions of PHP, documentation and maintainability.
- Need someone to review your hosting requirements?
- Are you a design agency who’s been asked to undertake development work outside your area of expertise?
- Are you looking to hire your first in-house developer?
I can provide you with help and advice as a consultant with all these issues and more.
I enjoy writing documentation and can help with:
- High level documentation – how everything fits together
- Low level documentation – how the code works
- Disaster planning and backups
I can write documentation aimed at technical and non-technical audiences.
Do you have servers that need maintaining, but can’t justify a full-time member of staff to look after them? I can help with ad-hoc tasks and regular maintenance such as security updates. I work exclusively with Linux systems, and can help you:
- Move to configuration management (using Ansible)
- Adopt IPv6
- Automate and test backups
- Sympl (and Symbiosis) migration and management
If you need 24/7 support, I can help you migrate to a provider who will offer this.
Mentoring and training
If you employ your own junior/mid developers or system administrators, they’ll need someone to mentor and train them in order to build them up to a senior role. The problem is that there might be no-one in your organisation with the time or the expertise to fulfil this role.
I’ll mentor and train your staff, offering them a space to discuss technical problems, conferences, career progression and more.
You can find out more about this service on my dedicated PHP Developer Mentoring site.
All of my services are charged on an hourly basis or a fixed project fee. Get in touch with me today to discuss how I can tailor any of the services I offer to your unique needs – because your website solutions should suit your business, not the other way round.