Peter Tesar Architectural Design, a small business based in Hampshire, have been using our VoIP service for a while now and and we have now just finished the migration of their website to our web hosting platform.
Moving the WordPress based system was a fairly simple process, and as part of the move we undertook some additional steps consisting of :
a) Removing all unused WordPress plugins and ensuring all required plugins were up to date.
b) Installing additional WordPress security to minimise the impact of ‘bot’ style login attempts.
c) Image Optimisation – Peter Tesar uses a lot of images for showcasing their work (over 3000!), and performing some basic image optimisation has helped with the loading speed of the website, especially on mobile devices.
d) Basic Compression and Caching Optimsation using .htaccess and WordPress Plugin’s
By undertaking these relatively simple steps, Peter Tesar Architectural Design have ended up with a much improved website in terms of performance as reported by GTMetrix (a great free resource for testing your website performance) and the website is now more “mobile friendly”.
Taking Security seriously
Peter Tesar have taken the opportunity to update their website content during the migrations to provide more information to their potential clients as well as introducing a “Call to Action” online contact form. An SSL certificate has been installed to make the entire website secure running purely over https. Whilst there is minimal contact functionality on the site, by adopting SSL it means that all the information transmitted between the client’s browser and the website is encrypted. (You can read more on why you should have an SSL certificate on your website here)
Peter Tesar previously operated on a POP3 based email system which lead to a few headaches when using multiple devices to access their email accounts. We have moved their email to IMAP mailboxes meaning that their email can be easily managed, no matter how many devices are using the account.
Hightrees Organisation will be working with Peter Tesar on an ongoing basis to help update and improve their website as well as looking at suitable IT solutions that can help this successful small business continue to grow !