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Design, Programming and Hosting of Web Sites

My wife is a graphic designer and I have some knowledge in php-mysql programming and in administering Unix-like systems.  We have been designing and developing web pages and providing webmasters assistance to our clients since 2006.

Hosting

Our Own Web Server

As it sounds, since 2016 we run our own web server.  We are located in Barcelona, Spain.

Since then, we decided to stop offering hosting to other web developers-managers (as we did when we rented hosting service to other companies) and to host just our clients' web sites, all of them written manually by us from the first to the last line of code, each one, properly said, a piece of craft, hence unique, not only in appearance.  Some examples:

Target public

As small entrepreneurs we are, we understand it makes more sense to offer a real alternative; to get the typical blog or being able to access your email from seventeen mobile devices, you already have what multinationals offer you for free.  But what you'll hardly find in the market is true stability, security and privacy.  People want to have all at once but, don't let anyone fool you: there is no magical solution.  Taking again the example of email, it's not difficult to understand that being able to access your email from any device or place implies a cost of security and privacy.  Note how even multinationals, being their first interest to profit from customer data, are becoming more restrictive and careful in this matter as time passes.  Therefore, being honest and realistic, in practice we won't be able to offer you the alternative we're talking about without sacrificing some flexibility.  So, from now:

This measures seem excessive today but, considering how the Internet is evolving, they won't in the near future.

It's important to make the following clear.  Given the consumerism that people are used to today, someone could easily take my arguments as some clumsy attempt to disguise a lack or resources, if that's what you're thinking get better informed, anyone can resell bandwidth or disk space.  In addition, the so-called disk quotas aren't there to diddle customers but as a security measure (eg against a DoS attack.)  It's not about how much disk you use, in fact one of our clients' sites occupies more than 4GB of disk in videos (another webmaster would suggest to link them from youtube,) the problem arises when you give others permission to add content, what happens with blog comments, for example.

I assume you've already got the idea.  If you want an original, well written web site, hosted in a responsibly managed environment and, overall, not to be treated as cattle, you may contact me or preferably my wife first, since she's who makes the design part.



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