Wizard of PHP provides you with universal PHP help, no matter the issue.
Are you frustrated by a difficult to solve PHP problem?
Have you searched and searched but just can't seem to find the right answer?
I'm here to help!
You can quickly get help on any kind of PHP issue you may be encountering, just by filling out a ticket request.
It's like having a dedicated PHP expert available to support you, even if the code you're working on has no support or documentation.
What kinds of problems can I help with?
Legacy code headaches?
There is a lot of very old PHP code out there, and a lot of people trying to solve problems that it is causing. I specialize in quickly finding the root cause of obscure problems and figuring out how to solve them.
Need to upgrade to the latest version of PHP?
Keeping your code on an unsupported version of PHP is always risky, I'll be happy to get you upgraded to the latest supported release.
Hosting or performance issues?
I can help you with any kind of hosting or performance related issue, including PHP engine load times, code execution time, network latency, page load speed and other optimizations. Solutions may involve a number of fixes which could include PHP code profiling and optimization, server-side caching (Varnish, CloudFront, etc.), or even custom PHP extension creation, and much more.
Database performance not what you need it to be?
Commonly used databases for PHP applications (MySQL, Postgres, etc.) and ORMs (Doctrine, Eloquent, RedBean, and others) can sometimes present interesting issues, which you just might be running into right now. If so, I'll be happy to help!
Problems with a custom-built PHP framework?
Wizard of PHP is like having support on hand, even if your PHP application doesn't actually have a support team — even if the support team is you! I'm here to be your backup.
I can probably even help you if you have a completely bespoke framework, and I actually enjoy working on tough problems with very little available documentation. I have dealt with more custom application stacks than I can even remember, so I know how you can sometimes get into a corner that only a fresh pair of eyes can help you get out of!
Need to know how to rewrite your custom PHP framework safely?
If it's time to start improving the custom codebase I can help with architecture and make sure you actually see benefits from your rewrite within weeks, not months or years.
Of course if you're comfortable with your code and don't want to rewrite it, then I probably wouldn't want you to anyway. If it works and it's secure, we can just improve it slowly as needed and I'll be happy to help.
Just need another developer to help out on your project for awhile?
I'm also available for short or long term contracts that don't fall into the above categories. Contracting is my full time work and has been for 10 years. I can fill pretty much any type of role related to web or application development.
Just submit a ticket (include the number of hours per week you would like me to help out, if possible, and your general budget range if you have one in mine), and we can get the conversation started on how you'd like me to help out.
Ready to have your PHP problem solved?
If you need help with any kind of PHP related issue, all you need to do is fill in a ticket request. Typically I will need to ask a few follow up questions so I can understand the scope of your problem. To speed up the process make sure to submit any server logs, screenshots, etc. up front. I will provide you with an estimate and invoice link that can be paid online.
Who's behind this?
Who can claim to be able to do this kind of thing? To learn more about me, just visit the about me page to read about my background and approach to problem solving.