We build beautiful, modern, and fully responsive websites right here in Ottawa.

Our goal is to help local businesses, non-profits and individuals achieve a Web presence they can be proud of. We want to give Ottawa Web design a boost, one client at a time.

WordPress Web Design

With regular maintenance, WordPress is robust, secure, user-friendly and is currently powering over 24 million websites.

Fast, Reliable Hosting

We offer Fully Managed DigitalOcean servers hosted in Toronto, to ensure your website loads fast every single time.

Quick Build Time

Many design shops take months to deliver a website and we think that’s unacceptable. Most of our clients will receive their website in a matter of weeks.

COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

Website Maintenance

When you build and host your website with us, we provide you with the following:

  • Security: Hardened servers that protect your website from malicious people, and daily backups mean we can easily recover from any incident. We stop brute force attacks on your site by banning offending IP addresses.
  • Search Engine Optimization: We implement effective SEO on your site using one of the best premium SEO plugins on the market. Your ranking in major search engines could see a healthy boost.
  • High performance: All our hosted sites are located in Toronto with a 40Gbps direct uplink to the Internet, so they load as fast as possible. We also use premium plugins to provide image optimization, caching, CDN and more.
  • Monthly reporting: If you want to know how your site is performing, we can provide reports outlining your website’s SEO, health, security, and performance.

Fluently Bilingual

Our team is fluently bilingual in both French and English, we offer translation services, and can build your bilingual WordPress website.

Daily Website Backups

Our fully managed hosting client websites are backed up on a daily basis to make sure if anything goes wrong, we can automatically get you back up and running.

WordPress Migration

Do you need your website moved from one host/server to another? It’s a daunting task, and there are a lot of considerations to keep in mind. Let us take care of it for you.

TYPICAL PROJECT WORKFLOW

01. Meeting

We’ll exchange contact information with you and arrange an in-person meeting. The goal is to learn about each other, discuss your project or goal, determine if the timelines/budgets align, and if the fit is mutual.

02. Project Scope

The initial meeting will lay out a general scope of work required for your project. From here we outline the roadmap and milestones needed to see the project through to completion, and a deposit is collected.

03. Feedback

Leave it to us to come up with a beautiful design that meets all the expectations laid out in the project scope, and present it to you for feedback. This is your chance to tweak to your heart’s content.

04. Deployment

We’ve tweaked the design based on your feedback, set up your new hosting, re-pointed your domain, provided user accounts and step-by-step documentation. Final payment is due.

Basic ServicesWhat's Included

$ 0

Ottawa Web Design

All hosting includes:

  • SSL encryption (HTTPS)
  • Performance optimization
  • WordPress security
  • User account management
  • WordPress updates
  • Theme & plugins updates
  • FREE Website Migration!

Managed Hosting

$ 25

Per Month
  • Technical specs:
  • 1 vCPU, 1 GB RAM
  • 10 GB SSD Storage
  • 1 TB Bandwidth
  • Toronto Datacenter
  • Fully Managed
  • WordPress optimized
  • Daily full-site backup
  • Includes monthly maintenance ($15 value)

Maintenance

$ 15

Per Month
  • Already have hosting?
  • Updates: WordPress core, theme, plugins
  • Backups: Weekly full-site cloud backup
  • Security: Brute force IP lockout
  • Security: Vulnerability scanning
  • Performance: Caching & Enhancements
  • Performance: Image compression
  • Performance: CDN for JS & CSS
  • Uptime: 24/7 uptime monitoring

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WordPress: What is WordPress?

All of our client sites run WordPress in the back end. What started off as an open-source blogging platform has evolved into a robust, secure and user-friendly content management system that powers tens of millions of websites!

You can build practically any kind of website using WordPress, from eCommerce stores to photography portfolios. Contact us today and we will be happy to let you know if a WordPress website would be appropriate for your business!

WordPress: Why use WordPress?

Wordpress powers tens of millions of websites on the entire Internet – practically every type of website has already been built using WordPress.

We don’t try to reinvent the wheel: we use our knowledge and expertise to build secure, high performance and beautiful websites by utilizing high quality themes, plugins and tools.

Hosting: VPS vs. Shared vs. Managed

Shared hosting is like living in an apartment building: you rent your own small apartment and you’re sharing the utilities and common spaces with other people. In this analogy the server is your apartment building, your website is your unit, the elevators and common spaces are the server resources (CPU, RAM, Storage) that are needed to power your website. If other users are hogging the server resources, access to your website can slow down.

VPS hosting is like living in a condominium townhouse: you own and are responsible for maintaining your unit, and your condo corp keeps the street clear to access your house. In this analogy the web host is your condo corp, your server is your house. You’re responsible for managing your own server and resources. Performance is higher and more consistent, but you do all the work.

Managed hosting (what we offer at Capital Web Design) is like having a single detached house with a butler, landscaper, and chef. We host your website on one of our optimized VPS servers, we keep all your plugins and themes updated for you, we fix anything that breaks, and we make sure your website is kept safe from attackers.

Hosting: Do you offer other hosting plans?

We only offer managed web hosting services, which is when we take care of your website’s performance and security. You won’t have to update your own plugins or themes, we take care of everything.

Hosting: What if I have my own?

That’s fine! There is no obligation to host your website with Capital Web Design. If you already have web hosting, we can build your website in our development area and migrate it to your hosting afterwards.

Please understand that we are not liable for the performance of the website once it is migrated to your hosting. Not all hosting is made the same, and you may find the one you have isn’t as fast as ours.

We offer remote website maintenance, which means we will apply updates, ensure your website’s security, and optimize its performance to get as much out of your hosting as we can get.

Whether you currently have a website or not, we’d love to chat! Let’s practice social distancing and skip the coffee: send us an email and we’ll show you how easily we can build you a site!