Winch Websites is owned and run by Tony Phelps, a Winchelsea resident. Tony has over 20 years experience in the IT industry, starting with huge mainframe computers run by local government, following the technology into personal-computer networks and then into the burgeoning worldwide internet phenomenon. This has taken Tony around the world from England to Vanuatu, Melbourne and now Winchelsea (plus expeditions to New York, Hong Kong and London).
Tony has a strong belief in the availability, convenience, and ease of the internet. Particularly for regions affected by geographical separation, the internet has the power to wipe out distance. The internet also has the power to equalise businesses - with the right presentation, a website can declare professionalism, quality, and value for money for a small rural business just the same as a large multinational. In the early days of the internet, an effective website cost a lot of money, now even the smallest of budgets can accommodate a great-looking website which can pay its own way by generating new business.
With more than ten years experience of the internet itself, Tony has gravitated towards the small business, low-cost arena, attracted by the amazing internet packages that are available free of charge. Under the umbrella of "open source", there are packages for almost every business activity or requirement, which can usually be downloaded at no charge, and freely copied as many times as wanted. The catch is that a degree of "nerdiness" is sometimes necessary to install, configure, and customise these packages.
This is the essence of Winch Websites - you pay for time & expertise to quickly install a chosen package, and to customise it to your particular circumstances. Think of it as an assembly service with 'painting and decorating' included but the house and furniture is free!
Winch Websites makes use of a dedicated webserver for itself and its clients - an important point for anyone considering e-commerce (online store) for their website. A dedicated webserver provides better performance ie. faster responses and greatly improves security as we know everyone on the server and have complete control over all settings. This all makes for a complete package;
- build a great-looking website at low cost,
- which says what you mean to say,
- and which is easy to find & use by people you want to find it.
If you think we might be able to help, just contact us for a free consultation.