PHP Project Rescue

Keep your older PHP applications running well and securely, with our PHP project rescue, maintainance and support services.

Everything isn’t always fine with your PHP application. And that’s okay (so long as you have someone who can fix it 👋).

You may have a PHP application that’s suddenly stopped working. Or it’s been running for years, but it’s starting to show its age. Maybe it’s slow, or it’s not as secure as it should be. Maybe it’s just not working the way it should.

But it’s central to your business, and replacing it is a huge investment. Wouldn’t it be better if you could keep it running smoothly and securely - and improve it too?

What are the signs that my PHP application needs rescuing?

We’ve 25 years experience with PHP. We’ve seen a lot of PHP apps in need of rescue.

Typical problems we see are:

  • Buggy code
  • Held captive by your digital agency
  • Outdated PHP versions
  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Developers don’t want to work on it
  • Performance issues
  • Outdated dependencies
  • Lack of documentation

We see the same problems no matter if your PHP application is written in Symfony, Laravel, WordPress, MODX, or in completely custom PHP.

They’re all signs of legacy software and technical debt.

A tried and tested process to rescue PHP apps

If that sounds like your system, we have good news. We’ve a tried and tested process for rescuing PHP applications. We can help you keep your applications running smoothly and securely, so you can focus on growing your business.

  1. Assess your application to identify the issues that need to be fixed. Or read your list.
  2. Detatch it from your current agency and help you take ownership of your application and move the source code and hosting to accounts you own.
  3. Plan how we’ll fix issues and improve the performance and security of your application, so you know what’ll happen and when it’ll happen.
  4. Fix bugs as we maintain the app and make improvements
  5. Keep at it as we provide ongoing support and maintenance to keep your application running smoothly and securely.
  6. Monitor your application to ensure it continues to run smoothly and securely.

We’ve been working with PHP for over 25 years. We’ve seen it all, and we know how to fix it. If you have a PHP application that needs some love, get in touch with us today. We’ll help you keep your applications running smoothly and securely.

7 features of our PHP project rescue service

You’re in control: no lock-in

Call it our ethos, call it comon sense: this is your software that you own, and you should not be held hostage by your suppliers. We’ll give you a portable setup that you can take to any other agency or developer.

You’re kept informed

We’ll keep you informed of what we’re doing, and why. We’ll also keep you informed of what we’re not doing, and why. We’ll also keep you informed of what you should be doing, and why.

Fixed, predictable monthly budgets

We provide support and maintenance plans of a set number of days a month. This means you can budget for your PHP application support and maintenance, and you know exactly what you’re getting for your money. We’ll never go over this budget without your approval.

A clear roadmap with timeframes and business value

Proper planning prevents poor performance. We plan our work in advance, taking into account the value of the tasks to your business. You’ll know what to expect and when, and can tie this into your own business and marketing planning.

Your system continues to run smoothly and reliably

We’ll keep your PHP application running smoothly and reliably, so you can focus on growing your business. We’ll monitor your application to ensure it continues to run smoothly and securely.

Support contracts available once rescued

Once we’ve rescued your PHP application, we can provide ongoing support and maintenance to keep it running smoothly and securely. We’ll provide you with a fixed number of days a month, so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money.

Honest communication

We prioritise our relationship with you, and we’ll always be honest with you. We don’t think it’s in anyone’s best interest if we always say “Yes”, and we’ll give you frank, friendly pushback if we think an alternative is better.

The million dollar question: Repair or replace your PHP software?

Have other agencies told you that your PHP powered application is beyond repair? Have they quoted a six-figure sum to replace it, and “that’s the only option”?

We take on applications where the owner was told this and kept them running. There’s some truth in their diagnosis - software does have a finite life - but sometimes it doesn’t make business sense or there flat-out isn’t the capital available for a big-ticket replacement.

Repairing software can be less risky

And it’s risky to replace software. Not only do cost overruns and delays happen, but new bugs get introduced. And as a business you stand still for 6-12 months until it’s rolled out, rather than introducing new features.

You can make an informed decision

We will help you make an informed decision. Not all software can or should be kept running, and a lot depends on where your business is heading. We’ll assess your PHP application and give you an honest opinion on whether it can be repaired, or if it needs to be replaced.

Our favoured approach is to repair, improve and replace in stages. This way you get the best of both worlds: a reliable application that’s being improved right now; a new application where it matters; and the investment spread over time.

Ready to extend your application’s life?

Contact us today about PHP project rescue and let’s find out if it’s suitable for your application.