I think it is time to write some notes of Matt and his services.
I heard of Matt last year from one of his shared hosting customers. That person said the service he has received is "simply awesome". Actually the word wasn't awesome, but some similar Finnish expression of pure joy and satisfaction.
This year I have ordered several tasks and projects from Matthew. They have included server maintenance and security evaluation, new server installation, DNS migrations and setup and various site transfers.
All work has been completed according to schedule. His skills and knowledge thru the spectrum of hosting is first class. Matt is very informative and communication with him has been a pleasure. He is always polite and it is really nice to be one of his customers.
I can confirm what that shared hosting customer said to me. Awesome.
Our GT-Rider.com motorcycle touring forums began life over a decade ago, and evolved from ASP, through phpBB, vBulletin, bbPress and finally to Xenforo. Previous unfortunate experience of software tech support has left us very wary indeed!!!
When I took ownership of the site a few weeks ago, I had to quickly relocate it onto my own VPS server. Next came the task of improving its performance before it crippled my VPS. The starting point was this article: keycdn.com/blog/speed-up-xenforo/
Initial efforts to get server caching running with Zenforo were fruitless. The hosting company (Fastcomet) had a go at installing APCu and Memcached but I could not get Xenforo to use either. Xenforo tech support said their "Help" page was all the help they could offer... I discussed this again with the hosting company, they recommended finding a specialist server technician with Xenforo expertise to help. So I did...
A bit of searching lead me to a bunch of positive comments on the assistance...
Needed to optimize my server, but did not know exactly where to start. After much reading i came to the conclusion i needed some extra help for it. So i checked the xenforo community where i read many positive reviews about his services. So i thought i give it a try.
MattW did it fast and very good while giving me information about what het was doing. Server is running perfect and finally can do some more memory intensive work without getting an error.
Thanks again! @Mattw
OK, so I really lack the words to describe my satisfaction with Matt's services.
Intelligent, dedicated,hardworking and competent professional.
While the project was in the progress I had a feeling like it was being done just as if I was doing it for myself but with a lot more knowledge. Meaning, he cares and he knows.
Will never look anywhere else for server services, that much I can tell you.
Simply put, investing in Matt's time is one of the best investments you can make. He gets things done and answers all of your questions. I've bought two service packages from him and have been left very satisfied both times. That's why I'll keep coming back if I need something accomplished or tweaked.
Thanks a lot, Matt!
My site was recently knocked offline and my homepage replaced with an advertisement from a hactivist group. I had been banging my head against this for hours, and even my host seemed uncertain. You see the problem I always have is I want to do everything myself. I'm beginning to realize bringing in a professional is sometimes the right choice. In just a few minutes Matt had identified the the way the hackers were getting in. Shortly thereafter he had all our software up to date, and our forum secure. I was up all night working on what Matt solved in a very short amount of time.
Maybe I would have eventually got this all figured out. Maybe I would never have gotten it figured out.I am however certain that even if I did it would have taken an unbelievable amount of time. I should have emailed Matt as soon as I had a problem.
If you need someone that knows their stuff, and someone you can trust, contact Matt... and if you're like me, stop wasting your time, contact him immediately...
Well we've been with Matt for around a year or more now I think, and last week he well and truly saved our backsides.
We run CentOS, Centminmod and Nginx - CentOS for no reason or explanation just gave up the ghost and brought our dedicated server crashing down.
A live site, busy - but offline during peak traffic. You can imagine the panic!
Anyway got in touch with Matt straight away and he was on it instantly.
He managed to retrieve our old data and all files. Every single file - he mounted the drives and saved the lot.
Wiped the server, reinstalled everything and out our systems back on.. In total I think he spent about 8 hours working with me and we lost only a marginal amount of data.
As you can imagine, it was a stressful time, I was a bit panicky and probably quite jumpy - Matt being Matt was so chilled, any more chilled he would have been horizontal.
He was as always, professional, courteous, polite, friendly and extremely efficient.
Fact is Matt - you...
I enlisted the highly praised MattW to move my Forum from a VPS to a dedicated box. Not only was the move done quickly but it was done so without error or hitch. He does pre-planning on his work and when he fires it's smooth and well structured.
I was expecting some errors and or minor issues. Nope nothing. Just a super fast forum
Thanks again MattW
Page 1 of 2