AC Education

New webserver hosting and migration

AC Education are leading supplier of e-learning to providers of children’s and adult services.

Their BTEC application was built “in-house” so they were looking for a company who could quickly familiarise themselves with the product and:

  • Provide ongoing support to their staff to support the BTEC program
  • Provide consultancy on their:
    • Current hosting situation and expenditure
    • Website performance
    • Website Backup
    • Website Security
  • Formulate a plan to attempt to:
    • Save money on hosting
    • Reduce licensing costs
    • Increase the application security
    • Recover the site in the event of a disaster

We successfully worked with AC Education and:

  • Transferred site from a traditional hosted server to a Cloud Based server with Rackspace:
    • Reducing hosting costs
    • Improving response times in the event of an issue
    • Installing a proper backup strategy for both Website and Database
  • Migrated the Application from ACF (Adobe ColdFusion) to Railo (An OpenSource CFML language)
    • Improving the performance and security of the site
    • Saving on licensing costs