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The client is a professional training and personality development company based out in Canada and demanded a complete re-designing and re-development of their existing website with few enhancements in features and functionality along with security analysis of their site.
After evaluating the client’s need, the site was redesigned to ensure their website was reaching the prospective clients and providing the intutitive browing experience to their customers. Also, the uptime and performance of the site was taken into consideration. The site was completely secured for customer privacy and was protected from other type of web attacks that can interrupt the online business operations.
|Operating System & Server Management||Red Hat Linux OS, Multi-Server Architecture with Staging & Production Environment through Version Controlling releases, Server Optimization, Security & SSL Implementation, Scheduler for Back-ups, Alert Monitoring System Integration, Server Performance Tuning at regular intervals, Software Firewall Configuration & Maintenance|
|Development Tools & Environments||PHP5+, WordPress 3.9.2, AJAX, Java Script, HTML5, CSS3 etc.|
|Database||MYSQL Database Server, DB Clustering, DB Optimization, Master Slave Replication, Query Optimization, Scheduler for Backups|
|Quality Assurance Testers||1|
The design approach was built around PHP, AJAX and MySQL due to their performance, security, scalability and the nature of the website. In addition to this, the development structure was specifically implemented to facilitate the ‘Faster to Market’ transition of such concepts. Modules like Members, Events, Member Resources etc. were developed in PHP such that they can be executed directly from the UI layer. In order to most effectively access the database in an object-oriented context, an interface translating the object logic to the relational logic was used to communicate with the relational databases in an object-oriented manner.
An intermediary abstraction layer was created for accessing data from the database. Stored procedures were used only for complex retrieval of data from multiple tables and were entirely avoided with conditional syntax to ensure smooth performance of the website. The UI layer was kept free of any business logic with images, applications and data being called from their respective servers. Sub-domains were used for the different areas of the website to guarantee scalability.
The project is developed using WordPress open source due to the online nature of the website. Privacy and security of the site was also ensured strictly. The entire framework was kept highly scalable in order to provide adaptability & ease while incorporating new features. Extensive pre- development research was carried out to make the entire database compatible. Web usability guidelines were strictly adhered during development and the interface was made easily navigable through judicious use of CSS and HTML controls. The site was developed and fully functional in a span of 4 months with instant improvement in the website as well as web server performance.