Are you struggling to get your small business noticed online? At Vontainment, we specialize in creating fast, clean, and responsive websites and platforms that enhance your digital presence. We use the latest technologies, such as progressive web apps and cloud services, to provide top-notch services at affordable prices. Our team understands the importance of having control over your digital assets, which is why we never buy your domains or handle your hosting. Instead, we provide recommendations and manage it afterwards, ensuring that you own your own hosting and domain.
Based in Southwest Florida, we work with small businesses in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, Sarasota, Fort Myers, and surrounding areas. We offer in-person meetings and telemeeting options, and always like to have a sit-down (in-person or virtual) before quoting or starting a project. We take a personalized approach to every client, performing a deep review of your needs to ensure that we provide exactly what you need, and nothing more. Whether you need web development, social media management, or any other digital services, we have you covered. Contact us to learn more about how we can help boost your business’ digital presence.
Other Services & Solutions We Offer
In addition to our web design and development services, we also offer a range of auxiliary digital services to help small businesses in Southwest Florida succeed online. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized solutions that meet the unique needs of each client. We offer in-person meetings and telemeeting options to make it easy for you to get the help you need. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help boost your business’ digital presence.
Progressive Web Apps For Small Business
At Vontainment, we specialize in creating Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) for small businesses. PWAs offer the best of both native apps and websites, combining the intuitive user experience of a native app with the low cost and ease of development of a website. They can be added to a user’s home screen and work offline, and can be installed from a website or app store. Our team is skilled in developing PWAs that are device-independent, cost-effective, and easy to maintain. We include the baseline definitive PWA features, such as local cache, offline capabilities, and adding to the home screen, to make your website faster, more reliable, and easier to access for users. Contact us to learn more about how we can help your small business succeed with PWAs.
Business Email Comes Standard With Hosting
Professional email address with your own domain name is important for building trust and credibility with potential customers or clients. Free email services like Gmail and Yahoo are fine for personal use. Though they may not be perceived as credible for business purposes.
Web hosting plans come with standard email services, including the ability to create emails and forwarder. Many also have webmail, spam solutions, and additional features like POP/IMAP/SMTP.
By investing in a professional email address and accompanying services, you can improve the credibility and professionalism of your business, especially when reaching out to potential customers or clients for the first time. You can also enhance marketing efforts by implementing branded email footers and standardizing the look of your emails.
Do I Need Landing Pages?
Landing pages are an essential tool for converting visitors into leads and building a relationship with potential customers. They can be used to target specific markets, demographics, and campaigns, and are great for e-commerce businesses looking to market to different niches. At Vontainment, we offer an easy solution for creating landing pages by combining WordPress with domain mapping and a drag and drop page builder. Our custom theme turns every page into a blank canvas, allowing for unique designs on each page. If you don’t have the time or skills to build your own landing pages, we can set everything up for you and create pages on your behalf.
In addition to capturing leads, landing pages can be used for a variety of purposes such as promoting free trials or demos, running social media ads, email marketing campaigns, podcast ads, political ads, and more. They are also effective for promoting events, webinars, and offering gated content like free ebook downloads or consultations. The main goal of a landing page is to convert visitors into leads with a form to collect information or by directing them to part of your main site.
Multi-domain SEO and landing pages can also help businesses avoid duplicate content and boost traffic. By creating single-page websites that focus on specific topics and funnel customers to your main site, you can effectively target keywords and avoid being penalized by Google for duplicate content. Using low-cost domain names like .xyz and .us, businesses can create cost-effective landing pages for as little as $8 a year.
Landing pages are a valuable tool for converting visitors into leads and effectively marketing your business. By implementing multi-domain SEO and utilizing landing pages, you can target specific markets and avoid duplicate content, ultimately boosting traffic and increasing conversions.
Cloud Services and Software
Cloudflare’s performance and security services work together to reduce latency and protect against DDoS attacks, abusive bots, and data breaches. A web application firewall (WAF) is a specialized application firewall that analyzes bi-directional web traffic and blocks any malicious activity. It can be implemented in software or hardware, and may be a stand-alone device or integrated into other network components. In short, a WAF helps secure your digital presence by protecting against vulnerabilities in web applications and providing special configurations known as policies. By implementing these tools and technologies, businesses can ensure the security and protection of their online operations.
To build a strong digital presence, there are a range of business Solutions to consider. These include creating a professional website, optimizing your website for search engines, using paid ads to drive targeted traffic to your web assets, utilizing social media to generate buzz about your brand, building relationships with bloggers through content marketing, engaging with your audience through communities and forums, promoting your site through industry directories, and growing your audience through email marketing. By utilizing these strategies and analyzing the results, you can improve your digital presence and achieve your business goals.
In today’s digital world, it is important to have a strong IT infrastructure to support your business operations. This includes having the right hardware, software, and network systems in place. It is also essential to have a team of IT professionals who can provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your systems are running smoothly and efficiently. By investing in the right IT technology, you can improve the efficiency and productivity of your business and ensure that your digital operations are secure and reliable.
Powerful Hosting & Servers You Can Afford
We offer specialized server setups (when best for a project). With Digital Ocean web hosting, options become affordable and limitless. We also have a great standard and versatile setup. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server running our open source control panel and server stack:
- Apache2 with PHP-FPM and NGINX reverse proxy
- Multiple PHP versions (5.6 – 7.4, 7.3 as default for optimal compatibility)
- DNS Server (Bind) or Cloudflare DNS and firewall.
- POP/IMAP/SMTP mail services (Exim4 and Dovecot) with Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus, and Webmail (ClamAV, SpamAssassin, and Roundcube)
- MariaDB or PostgreSQL databases
- Let’s Encrypt SSL support with wildcard certificates
- Firewall with brute-force attack detection and IP lists (iptables, fail2ban, and ipset).
*Most clients projects only require DO’s $5/mo to $10/mo plans.
*Antivirus requires mail to be run on a separate $5/mo server.
Software Optimised For Performance
Our website is built on WordPress, as is 38% of the internet. Most major news outlets and well as over half the top 1000 sites run WP. With its popularity and widespread deployment comes good and bad. Many of our clients have had bad experiences with WordPress. Either slow sites, cookie cutter “WordPress Look” or both. We combine top development and top web hosting in all projects.
With WordPress so heavily used, it has become a standard practice for armature designers to offer low cost flat rate WP websites. (You have probably seen the ads; $400 WP Site!!) These are built on dirty cheap, low end shared web hosting. Some as cheap as $1/mo running several sites. They use a $35 template they purchase or already own and just add your logo and text. These end up being slow websites that all look the same!
We understand the code behind WordPress and how it works; We use that to create optimized sites like ours. Our site runs WordPress and loads pages in under a second. We use multiple caching layers and code optimization.