You want a website that developers can easily work on so you can get new features shipped and bugs quickly removed. There are many tangible benefits to having a portable web application (you can read about some of them here) but, at its core, by portable we mean:

  • The application can be moved between servers easily, preferably at the touch of a button
  • That multiple developers can work on the application at the same time
  • That all external services like version control or issue tracking which support the application are owned by you, not us or your other developers
  • You are not tied to any single service provider or developer

We can make your website portable for just £2500*

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This price would cover everything needed to take back control of your website, making it truly portable, and is for a single complex application sitting on a single server (ex VAT)

Any of these scenarios ring true to your business?

  • You’re concerned that untested changes are being deployed to your live website.  It’s an accident waiting to happen.
  • When new developers work on your system it can take them days to be ready to start work. They complain that it’s complicated, with lots of fiddly dependencies that are not documented.
  • Your hosting company recently told you that your long term website server needs to be upgraded. You’re worried that this will result in a lot of downtime.
  • You’ve read about code version control, but are not sure it’s being used on your project. Isn’t that a risk?
  • Relationships with your development team are turning sour and you’re starting to feel exposed.

Get portable web infrastructure from Siftware

Our fixed-price portable web application service is the perfect solution for taking back control of your system and ensuring that it is built on solid foundations.

  • We write scripts that will build you a new server automatically, ready to accept your application.
  • You get a separate server for testing and your code under version control, on infrastructure that you own.
  • All deployments to servers can be automated if requested which removes user error and it’s easy to roll back if a problem does occur.
  • Developers unfamiliar with your system are able to get everything running quickly. They can refer to the supplied documentation so they know where everything is and importantly, the safe way to deploy to test and live.
  • Your assets are protected and monitored on the newest and most secure servers.

We can make your website portable for just £2500*

Book a call

This price would cover everything needed to take back control of your website, making it truly portable, and is for a single complex application sitting on a single server (ex VAT)

Some Commonly Asked Questions…

OK, but my website is really complicated, spanning multiple servers

No problem for us, we’re used to this. We’ll take a look at your system and provide you with a fixed price based on the extra work that will be needed to get your servers all running smoothly.

Can I keep the same hosting company?


We do not provide web hosting and we are not wedded to any given hosting provider, so we have no vested interest in recommending one provider over another.

As long as your current hosts can provide you with a secure hosting environment, good and timely support when it’s needed and ideally management services like regular patching and back-ups then we are happy to work with them.

I don’t want to alienate our current designers or agency

That’s fine, we work well with our peers. We’re not looking to steal way any design work or web design services; it’s not what we do. We only supply support services or do maintenance work on complex, behind the scenes web software projects.

We can do this work and then hand the keys back to you or your developers at the end. If at some point in the future you decide that you’d like the option to work with other developer teams, including us, then your system is ready to be worked on by any competent developer.

This all sounds complicated, I need to do further research.

You might want to check some of the guides that we’ve put together. They should help you understand why this is really important for your business.

Firstly there is The Benefits of Having a Portable Website guide which gives you a quick run-down.

There is also a detailed guide on how we work and what you would get if you got a portable web stack from Siftware.

Who are you? Why should I trust you?

Siftware has been established for 11 years. We have lots of happy customers who we provide a similar service to. We’re UK based and you can come and meet us in our Shrewsbury HQ.

Don’t take our word for it

We rely on Siftware to keep our complex SaaS application running and as our business has grown they have ensured that the system has scaled to keep up with the increased demand. They are flexible, responsive and commercially savvy; they work closely with us to ensure that we meet our business objectives

Casey Cole
MD. Guru Systems

Reliability, expertise, and availability are critically important to us in a supplier. We get that from Siftware, along with an honest assessment of whatever the situation is with our custom PHP applications.

David Claridge
CIO, Risk Advisory Group PLC

Web software drives our business and Siftware helps us keep it all running. Whether that be adding new features, making suggestions for improvements or jumping on urgent problems; they are a core part of our business.

John Wright

Ready to take back control of your web assets?

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Alternatively, please call 0845 680 9676

P.S. Not quite ready yet? No problem. You may also be interested in some of our free web development guides such as How we work: Portable Web Application and The Benefits of Having a Portable Website. We also have information on our core PHP Support & Maintenance offerings.

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