Professional Websites - Ottawa Canada
Professional Websites @ Affordable Prices
Professional Websites offers TurnKey Premium Websites hosted on Cloud VPS Servers. In short we design, build, host, maintain & support websites for the small & medium sized business (SMEs). We also help manage content and are available for marketing endeavors.
Read on to find out why we think you should allow us the privilege of hosting your new or existing website. We believe that Professional Websites brings together the right combination of technical and marketing skills to be that valued 'extension' to your small business. Think of us like a valued employee without the cost of pension or benefits.
Find out why we think we should be your highly skilled assistant in your online journey to success.
Performance, Reliability & Security
Our websites are designed with Performance, Reliability & Security as primary objectives.
Your Website should be fast, reliable & secure - even if you are not selling products directly on your website.
Free SSL Certificate With Every Website
When you host with us your website you will enjoy a level of security equal to the most secure on-line banking institutions (We've sent emails to some of the others!).
Our websites are built with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) in mind.
While this may seem like overkill actually it is not. The PCI DSS specification is quickly becoming the standard benchmark that search engines use as one of the ranking factors.
In short, if a search engine sees two identical websites one that is secure (https://) according to PCI DSS and one that is not (plain old http://) guess which the search engine will rank higher?
Case in point - notice that the Wikipedia links referenced in this article are all now using secure technologies - and Wikipedia doesn't even sell anything!
That's right, the secure padlock is quickly becoming the new badge of honour that shows search engines and your customers that you are serious about your online business and their privacy.
Shared Hosting vs VPS
NOTE: We do not use the typical shared hosting model that is so common in today's online world.
What is shared hosting?
HINT: If you are paying $2 -$10 a month for a web-hosting service that offers unlimited websites, unlimited domains, unlimited email, unlimited 'everything' chances are you are on a shared hosting platform crammed in with hundreds & hundreds of other websites all competing for the same bandwidth.
What's the Alternative?
We maintain Virtual Private Servers that are optimized for WordPress & Joomla! websites. We limit each VPS to 10 web sites or less. Why? Our extensive testing has shown that this is an ideal number for the VPS configuration we are using. (Think organic farming <- these images much like our websites are family friendly and ok to look at.)
Free IP Address With Every Website ( an excellent companion to the Free SSL Certificate)
We provide a dedicated IP address for each website. Large companies like Microsoft use IP addresses and reputation to determine if they deliver email to their customers (hotmail, outlook, yahoo mail etc) or whether to simply drop the message like a bad apple.
That's right if you share an IP address with a website that uses spamming techniques many companies will simply delete your email and you might not even know about it. Why is that customer not calling me back? Maybe they never received your finely crafted marketing message. Maybe your online reputation is getting dragged down by some unscrupulous business that shares your IP address!
In Addition, if your website does not have a dedicated IP address it can still pass SSL testing but it's will only be shown to visitors that have SNI support in their browser device.
To see if this is an issue with your existing website enter it @ SSL Labs and do a test. If you see this blue message near the top under the score, then it's likely the IP address associated with your site is used by other websites too. Don't needlessly limit access to your site, combine your SSL Certificate with a dedicated IP address for maximum access and credibility.
Think of the old days when Bell Canada offered party lines! If you're old enough to remember what a party line is, you'll understand why we insist on a dedicated IP address per website!
If you think that creating a website for your small business is just another checkbox to check off on your endless list of things to do, think again. Your professional business website is quickly becoming the cornerstone of your online reputation - don't tarnish your reputation by indirectly and unknowingly associating your online presence with less than reputable websites.
Treating your website hosting choice like a commodity and searching for the lowest price available may have some very costly side effects that hurt your bottom line.
Professional Websites recognizes that all business is a collective effort.
How successful would any of today's businesses be without the ground work that was laid before them?
Imagine operating a business with no trains, planes or automobiles not to mention phone or the Internet.
Our websites are made possible with the help of the following contributors (plugins listed alphabetically):
Apache Web Server
The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is the world's most used web server software.
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS).
Server-side HTML embedded scripting language. It provides web developers with a full suite of tools for building dynamic websites
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.
All In One SEO Pack
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs or business sites, SEO for ecommerce sites, and much more. More than 30 million downloads since 2007.
Adds shortcodes to easily create columns in your posts or pages.
Create a backup of your WordPress files and database. Duplicate and move an entire site from one location to another in a few steps. Create a full snapshot of your site at any point in time.
Dynamic QR Code URL Saver
Generates a dynamic QR code, which can be edited later. Share smartly
FAQs displayed as an expandable concertina using shortcode faq-concertina. FAQs can be categorized and displayed using shortcode faq-concertina category='category-slug'. FAQs can also be ordered and the appearance customized.
Fast Secure Contact Form
Fast Secure Contact Form for WordPress. An easy and powerful form builder that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
Jquery News Ticker
Jquery news ticker plugin brings a lightweight, flexible and easy to configure news ticker plugin to wordpress website. This plugin adds scrolling horizontal tickers to your site.
List Category Posts
List Category Posts allows you to list posts by category in a post/page using the catlist shortcode.
MailChimp for WordPress
MailChimp for WordPress by ibericode. Adds various highly effective sign-up methods to your site.
A plugin through which we can call the menu by short code.
Page Builder by SiteOrigin
A drag and drop, responsive page builder that simplifies building your website.
hierarchical tree of all pages on site (useful to show sitemap of the site)
Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors
Reveals hidden IDs in Admin interface that have been removed with WordPress 2.5 (formerly known as Entry IDs in Manage Posts/Pages View for WP 2.5). See options page for information.
A responsive, easy and elegant way to show gallery.
Provides a search shortcode to insert search form in content.
Simple Wp Sitemap
An easy sitemap plugin that adds both an xml and an html sitemap to your site, which updates and maintains themselves so you don't have to!
An advanced CSS editor from SiteOrigin.
SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle
A collection of all widgets, neatly bundled into a single plugin. It's also a framework to code your own widgets on top of.
Slider Revolution - Premium responsive slider
Scan through theme and plugin files looking for text strings.
Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer
Includes Visual Composer premium addon elements like Icon, Info Box, Interactive Banner, Flip Box, Info List & Counter. Best of all - provides A Font Icon Manager allowing users to upload / delete custom icon fonts.
Visual Composer by Visualmodo
Drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required.
Extend Visual Composer elements.
An e-commerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout Gateway
A payment gateway for PayPal Express Checkout (https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/express-checkout).
Wordfence Security - Anti-virus, Firewall and Malware Scan.
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
Ultimate WordPress Content Editing.
WP Fastest Cache
The simplest and fastest WP Cache system
An extremely powerful and user-friendly all-in-one anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam, and registration spam. No CAPTCHA's, challenge questions, or other inconvenience to website visitors. Enjoy running a WordPress site without spam! Includes a spam-blocking contact form feature.
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