We offer a wide array of digital and online services. Our specialty is fast, clean, secure, responsive, modern online websites and platform design; working to build your digital presence. We work with some of the newest technologies but not to “impress”.
A digital presence simply refers to how your business appears online; it’s what people find when they search for your business or company on the internet. Digital presence includes content that you control, like your website and social media profiles, but also content that you don’t control, such as online reviews.
We work with technologies that bring value to the table like progressive web apps, responsive design, and cloud service. We specialise in working with small businesses and for that reason have based our work on open source frameworks.This allows us to provide top notch services and supply small businesses with the same tech as large corporations but at a price local Charlotte County businesses can afford.
Our Services And What Makes Us Better
It can be seen right from the start. We don’t buy your domains or handle your hosting. We can help, give you recommendations, and manage it afterward but we make sure our clients own their own hosting and domain. We don’t try to hold you hostage with your website.
Our services are all designed for Southwest Florida small businesses and priced as such. We always do a deep review of your needs in our first meeting to get you exactly what you need and no more. Check out our services and how we can help with your Port Charlotte web development needs. Your digital presence done right with Vontainment.
Services That Rock
Powerful Hosting & Servers You Can Afford
We offer specialised server setups (when best for a project). with Digitalocean web hosting, options become affordable and limitless. We also have a great standard and versatile setup. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS server running 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 seperate $5/mo server or hosting to be upgraded one level more then needed otherwise.
Software Optimised To Preform
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 easy and a standard practice for amature designers to offer low cost flat rate WP websites. (You 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 optimisation. We also rely on the web servers that our sites run on to do as much of the work as they can; as it is more efficient then having WP do it.
Communication Is Key
We strive to maintain an organized and productive line of communication. We won’t just though tech-speak at our or expect you to take our word for it. We attempt to explain and back up our views with the appropriate reviews and studies.
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. We always like to have a sit down (in-person or virtual) before quoting or starting a project. We want to figure out what you want, need and the solutions to make it happen.
We take every clients digital presence on a one by one basis. No two clients needs are the same. We understand that, and make sure to find the right plan of action for you! Even if you are not a business but looking for a personal project, we take the same approch.
Features You Can Count On
With tons of data came the need to analyze, understand it and use it for business betterment. Analytics in before in the pre-Internet era was a task that only scientists at NASA used. With the coming of the Internet, every business that has a website has ventured into analytics to help direct their digital presence.
Web analytic tools like Google Analytics or even open source self hosted options; only add to the easiness of knowing where your website visitors come from, which part of the website they spend most of the time, which CTAs make them click and much more.
Advanced website analytics also helps website owners to profile their visitors enabling them to further personalize the website experience in a detailed manner. How much traffic is from Southwest Florida and how much national or international?
When the Internet became more popular than the telephone, there was one thing that nagged most users. How secure is this virtual world? A lion share of the population of net users was worried as to how secure and protected was their private information hosted online?
Without much delay, the assault of viruses, worms, malware, spyware and another host of disturbing cyber activity also happened. Online hacking became a serious threat to the entire web community. Thus came the scene SSL certificate.
Cloudflare’s performance and security services work in conjunction to reduce the latency of websites, mobile applications, and APIs end-to-end, while protecting against DDoS attack, abusive bots, and data breach.
A web application firewall is a special type of application firewall that applies specifically to web applications. It is deployed in front of web applications and analyzes bi-directional web-based (HTTP) traffic – detecting and blocking anything malicious. The OWASP provides a broad technical definition for a WAF as a security solution on the web application level which – from a technical point of view – does not depend on the application itself.
According to the PCI DSS Information Supplement for requirement 6.6, a WAF is defined as a security policy enforcement point positioned between a web application and the client endpoint. This functionality can be implemented in software or hardware, running in an appliance device, or in a typical server running a common operating system. It may be a stand-alone device or integrated into other network components.
In other words, a WAF can be a virtual or physical appliance that prevents vulnerabilities in web applications from being exploited by outside threats. These vulnerabilities may be because the application itself is a legacy type or it was insufficiently coded by design. The WAF addresses these code shortcomings by special configurations of rule-sets, also known as policies. helping to secure your digital presence.
Build Your Digital Presence
- Create a professional website
- SEO optimize how you rank in search results
- Paid Ads drive targeted traffic to your web assets
- Social Media how to use it to generate buzz about your brand
- Content Marketing build a relationship with bloggers
- Communities engage with your audience
- Forums develop your authority
- Industry Directories promote your site
- Email Marketing grow your audience
- Analyze for improved digital presence
Cutting Edge Websites As The Core Of Your Digital Presence
In the digital realm, a website is an essential element for businesses, irrespective of their size and type. It helps them increase their brand presence via the Internet breaking the geographical boundaries. Professional website design itself can be used to attain various marketing strategies in order to help your business surge. Thoughtfully created website designs have a far outspread reach than any other form of marketing tool.
Increasing visibility is one of the factors that necessitate having a site with a clean web page design. A professional web design arouses the curiosity of the visitors to dive in further. Whether you’re into construction, food & drink, education, or any such business, Designhill is a single-point destination for all your graphic design needs.
A progressive web application takes advantage of the latest technologies to combine the best of web and mobile apps. Think of it as a website built using web technologies but that acts and feels like an app. Recent advancements in the browser and in the availability of service workers and in the Cache and Push APIs have enabled web developers to allow users to install web apps to their home screen, receive push notifications and even work offline.
Progressive web apps take advantage of the much larger web ecosystem, plugins, and community and the relative ease of deploying and maintaining a website when compared to a native application in the respective app stores. For those of you who develop on both mobile and web, you’ll appreciate that a website can be built in less time, that an API does not need to be maintained with backward-compatibility (all users will run the same version of your websites code, unlike the version fragmentation of native apps) and that the app will generally be easier to deploy and maintain.
A website is designed to serve a purpose, usually to solve a problem. For example, a job board has a purpose where employers can post jobs and job seekers can find and apply for jobs. Once applied, there should be a way for candidates and employers to communicate and keep up to date with a job application. If you build a job board and it only lets you post jobs, that’s not enough.
A website should be easy to use and navigate. When users visit your website, do they find the information they are looking for, without struggling? Does your website provide easy navigation to jump from one page to another and go back?
You do not want to put content on a website that is not relevant to the users. You do not want to put car details on a job board. If your website is a job board, it should have content and tips related to being a good candidate such as how to create a professional resume and how to behave in an interview. You do not want to post about cars or sports on a job board.
You want to make sure your website is using current trends and technologies. You do not want to build a website that does not support today’s needs. For example, responsiveness and fluid web designs are the key requirements for modern websites. You do not want to create fixed page layouts for your website that doesn’t support mobile readability.
Your website and its content should be optimized for different devices, browsers, data speed, search engines, and users. If your website is not optimized for mobile data users and their download speed, users may leave your website. If your website does not support common modern browsers, you may be missing out on some users. If your website is not optimized for popular smartphones and their sizes, users may not want to visit your website.
Responsive web design is a modern need. A responsive website changes its layout and options to fit the device and browser size. For example, a website may provide more options on a large PC monitor compared to on a mobile phone.
Security is a major concern to today’s web visitors. You need to make sure that your website follows industry standards and guidelines. For example, if you have user registration feature, you want to make sure that user passwords are encrypted and not displayed in plain text. You also want to ensure that the website is secure and uses SSL encryption.
Does your website load fast enough to show visitors what they are looking for Your website can’t be slow when presenting content to its visitors. If your website takes more than two seconds to load, it is probably too slow.
Are you interested in getting a personalised quote on the services you desire or in setting up a free meeting to discuss your needs and options?