Content Management Systems 

Experts with blogs and CMS platforms since 1999, include sites on Linux, BSD, and Unix servers. Web applications built using Perl, Python, and PHP with PostgreSQL, MySQL, and ZODB database backends. Currently developing, running, populating, updating, and monitoring. CMS proficiency includes Wordpress, Drupal, Zope, Plone, and Joomla. We have experience installing, monitoring, and building up online forums and message boards and Nukes, including phpBB, Phorum, vBulletin, etc. 

CMS Site installation - While tools like cPanel can install CMS platforms like Drupal and Wordpress into $3.95/month web hosting services with the click of a button, there’s the cheap and easy way and there’s the right way.  As they say, measure twice, cut once. Entertainment Weekly runs Drupal and The New Yorker runs Wordpress. Even though Drupal and Wordpress are free open source CMS solutions that will run on the cheapest hosting site, enterprise solutions should be developed using enterprise hardware, software, caching, bandwidth, database, hosting, and CDN solutions—beginning at birth, at installation.

CMS Site Management - just because you’re the captain of your own ship doesn’t mean there isn’t an engine room full of sweaty engineers and mechanics. Yes, you can solo sail a small boat—even around the world. Anything bigger than a 35-foot sailboat and you’re going to need help. It’s important, after building and optimizing your site, you’re going to need to hire or retain an engineer or expert who can keep your site running like a top. Databases become slowly corrupted, hardware and software needs to be optimized, domain names and nameservers need to be maintained, updated, and renewed.  From hardware to software to the healthiness of the pipe connecting your site to the Internet, need to be constantly gardened.

CMS Site Security - Sites can be vulnerable from the very front end through issues with templates, JavaScripts, to vulnerabilities in PHP at the server-side scripting language-level to the PostgreSQL and MySQL database back-end to the Apache, IIS, lighttpd, etc, webserver, all the way back to the OS, DNS, etc. Making sure all the holes are prevented and patched is essential.

CMS Site Updates - Updating your CMS, all the plugins and modules, and all your back-end services, including PHP, MySQL, BSD/Linux, isn’t rocket science; however, you would be surprised to see how many Wordpress and Drupal sites are months if not years behind in their site security and compatibility updates. You don’t ever want to be the one caught with your pants down when it comes to site security and vulnerabilities. 

CMS Site Analytics - Google Analytics and Bing/Google Webmaster Tools take a second to learn and a lifetime to master. From setting up and connecting your site to Google’s and Bing’s tools to integrating them, adding 3rd party analysis and reporting tools as well as dashboards and campaign tools, we’re more than happy to set everything up for you, including helping you with advertising and keyword services. We can even write reports for you and your boss and your board. 

CMS Site Monitoring - From simply making sure that your site is always up, to making sure your site is running on all cylinders, we can set everything up for you and you can do all the monitoring—or we can do it for you. We can even write reports for you and your boss and your board.