Tag Archives: IIS

Provided technical support for a busy organizations’ three websites

Providing on-call technical support for the organization’s three websites. Made a number of improvements to the server configuration to improve site performance 10 fold and prevented site lockups during peak busy periods. Optimized queries to achieve overall site response to the user’s browser in under 2 seconds. Added Social media links. Setup proper site backup and secondary site for standby. Ongoing and numerous site improvements and fixes to problems and issues that occur as well as planning and executing periodic site upgrades as new vendor components are released.

Designed and developed a number of commercial websites

Designed and developed a number of commercial websites, some in Dot Net but predominately in WordPress because of the speed of development and ease of customization that it offers. Many of the sites include product catalogs and payment gateways, and two-way links to popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Provide training and support to enable customer to load and maintain their data. Provide tools and training and ongoing support in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help them score high on search results. Developed a number of specialized themes and plugins.

Continuing to providing hosting, health monitoring, traffic analytics and ongoing technical support and maintenance services for each of the sites.

Provided technical support for back-end servers

Providing on-call technical support and routine maintenance and for their server environment. Acting in a DBA role for their Sql Server and providing support for the development team by redesigning quires and stored procedures for performance improvements. Redesigned data import stored procedures and reduced processing time from 48 hours to 14 minutes.

  • Investigated and developed key performance improvements.
  • Carried out a capacity planning analysis and recommendation for site upgrades.
  • Defined DBA role.
  • Developed a work plan and instructions for database versioning by the development team.
  • Constructed a number of DBA scripts to maintain database performance.
  • Investigated and made recommendations for re-architecting their main product into separate customer databases.
  • Defined a Server Upgrade Proposal and carried out the installation
  • Defined and carried out the migration of their product to Sql Server 2012
  • Redefined database architecture to separate customer data into separate databases.
  • Defined a Backup Strategy that included offsite to Amazon Glacier Storage.
  • Defined a process for database versioning, source control and automated builds and developed working procedures for development team.

Developed a Social Media Website

Developed a major social network website to allow members to interact with each other based on activities that they can enjoy together. Also constructed server-side processes to search the internet and build a database of websites about activities and events. Developed screen scraper tools to extract event based information from the websites. Developed services to interact with Google, Facebook and Twitter. Developed an IPhone application to synchronize a personal calendar.

Developed a Job Competition Website

Designed and developed a web-based HR Competition system as a pilot project for NDHQ. The system enabled applicants to register themselves for competitions that were posted and to take a series of pre-screening tests to qualify for the inventory pool. The tests were a combination of multiple choice, true or false and essay questions. Applicants were provided with their scores at the end of each test. The system was designed from UML use cases and programmed in ASP (VBScript/JavaScript/HTML) against a SQL Server 2000 database, and conformed to government online (GOL) standards.

Provided Technical Support and Upgrades to NPAO website

Provided technical support while the organization was recruiting for a full time support resource. Moved poor performing site to a new hosting service provider. Added widgets to provide new functionality. Added capabilities to interact with major social media sites. Setup and tested a backup service. Responded to numerous requests for site enhancements.