About Us

With technology being a fastly growing field, it is even more imparitive that your business have web visibility.  We understand the importance of creating a professional, easy to use website to help you attract the most customers and give them a positive experience with your business.

Who We Are:

Townsend Consulting Service, Owned and operated by Benjamin Townsend, was started in 2006. With 15 years of web design experience, Ben has the knowledge to create a fantastic web presence for your company, club, or orginization.

Our Philosophy:

We believe what sets us apart from other "website in a box" companies is our personal touch, no form letters, no impersonal web forms, no cookie cutter/one size fits all solutions. We will start from the ground up to work with you on building a solution that is 100% you and won't stop until it's right.

We believe in the power of Open Source. When possible we build on tried and true Open Source platforms which allow us to focus on your specific needs rather than "reinventing the wheel".  We partner with you through the entire process from concept, development and design, deployment, and scaling. We aim to make your site rich, modern, usable, responsive and accessible. We design sites to be as fully compatible with all the devices your visitors are accessing your content from, be it traditional computing platforms, screen readers and large print displays, or mobile devices and tablet computers. We strive to have our products meet or exceed all current standards including Accessibility, HTML CSS  and others as defined by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Expertise:

DevOps: is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration, and integration between software developers and Information Technology (IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services

PHP: a server-side scripting language designed for Web development. PHP is installed on more than 20 million Web sites.

MySQL: ("My Sequel") is the world's most used open source relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. MySQL is used in many high-profile, large-scale World Wide Web products, including WikipediaGoogleFacebookTwitterFlickr, and YouTube.

Apache/HTTPD: The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows NT. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards. Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.

Debian/Ubuntu Linux: Secure, fast and powerful; Townsend Consulting preferes Linux over any other server operating system. However if thats not quite your thing, we have plenty of experience with other platforms as well.

Drupal: Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.