Web Hosting

Modern Web Services specialises in hosting and maintaining WordPress sites. This is most suited to businesses requiring greater performance and support than generic shared hosting, but less than their own dedicated server.

  • Hosted in Amazon’s Sydney data center
  • Weekly Backups
  • Free SSL installation and maintenance
  • PHP 5.2 – 7.1 as FastCGI Apache module or php-fpm via NGINX
  • MySQL Databases
  • CentOS 6.7 servers

Security Maintenance

All information systems of non-trivial complexity exhibit security vulnerabilities. This is especially true for sites such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento etc where 3rd-party plugins provide functionality.

An adequate security policy includes pro-actively patching security vulnerabilities as they become known to prevent exploitation, rather than responding to incidents as they occur.

As part of our maintenance package, MWS regularly applies updates, monitors mail traffic patterns, file uploads, file permissions etc.

Web Hosting

$ 120

Per Annum
  • 1 GB storage
  • Unlimited traffic
  • 2048 bit SSL Certificate installation & maintenance
  • PHP 5.2 – 7.x
  • MySQL Database
  • Client responsible for security patches and updates to site

Web Hosting + WordPress MaintenanceOur Focus

$ 299

Per Annum
  • 1 GB storage
  • Unlimited traffic
  • 2048 bit SSL Certificate installation & maintenance
  • PHP 5.2 – 7.x
  • MySQL Database
  • MWS performs regular security patches and updates to site
  • MWS monitors and fixes issues/incidents
Email migration to G Suite

Email Migration to G Suite

Modern Web Services uses G Suite for clients’ email hosting and can migrate your IMAP, exchange or other email hosting to G Suite.

A typical migration involves:

  • Provisioning G Suite accounts for your staff,
  • Transferring existing mail from your IMAP or Exchange server to G Suite,
  • Reconfiguring your DNS MX records to route mail to G Suite,
  • Re-configuring client devices to send and receive mail via G Suite
  • SPF and DKIM record configuration to authenticate your outgoing mail
  • DMARC policy generation and configuration to monitor you mail delivery

Depending on your existing mail server, this process typically takes from 2 to 10 hours. Key factors include your server’s bandwidth, whether it has an adequate SSL certificate installed, and the volume of email.

Hourly rate: AUD $85, or 0.005233.

Web Application Development

Modern Web Services specialises in developing web-solutions with custom functionality or integrations with other systems. All development work is performed by Andy.

Typical applications include:

  • Booking / Payment systems
  • Integrations between different web-based technologies
  • Business-process automation
  • Internet-facing RESTful APIs to expose data, optionally with OAuth 2.0
  • Upgrading existing PHP 5.x systems to 7.x

Hourly rate: AUD $85, or 0.005233.

Fixed price available for jobs 4+ hours.

Implementation Architectures

Non performance-critical systems are typically co-hosted with, or an integral part of, your website (eg custom WordPress plugin).

Preferred stack for high-performance, high-transaction systems:

  • jQuery plugins
  • NGINX + php-fpm-7.0 or mod-php7.0
  • Amazon Linux AMIs
  • Amazon RDS – mariadb (innoDB)
  • AWS EC2

Deployment Stack