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

Ottawa web design has been our sandbox since 2004: mock-ups, layouts, graphics, designs. It didn’t matter if anyone saw our creations, it was all about giving back to the people and causes we were involved with at the time.

Ten years later, Capital Web Design is born. This time, the aim is a little bigger – a little more symbolic. Ottawa is our hometown and has given us so much opportunity to grow and become who we are today. And we want to give back.

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

We are a small team of IT professionals with a passion for Web design and development. What we are not is a big design shop who puts money ahead of quality workmanship.

   WordPress Web Design

All of our client sites run WordPress in the background. It’s a robust, secure and user-friendly content management system currently powering over 17 million websites.

   Fast, Reliable Hosting

We use DigitalOcean Virtual Private Servers hosted in Toronto, to ensure your website loads fast every single time. Standard software includes Ubuntu and Apache.

   Fast Turnaround Time

Many design shops take months to deliver a website and we think that’s unacceptable. From our first meeting to the final deployment, most clients will receive their website in a matter of weeks.

   Support & Maintenance

There is nobody better suited to maintain your new website than the person who built it. Whether you choose to host your website here with us, or on your own server, we can perform software and security updates, make design changes and perform backups.

COMPREHENSIVE EXPERTISE

   System Administration

VPS servers are our bread and butter. Ubuntu or CentOS, Apache or Nginx, it doesn’t matter – we manage them all. If you host with us and have specific requirements, we will work with you to accommodate.

   WordPress Multisite

We have successfully launched WordPress multisite of up to 15 sites. Running on a single server, this is the most efficient way to host multiple WordPress-driven websites.

   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.

  Premium Theme Customization

We’ve worked with the highest rated, most modern premium WordPress themes on the market. Rest assured we know how to pick a theme for your website that is responsive, lightweight, well built and easy to use.

  Google MyBusiness

Whether you run a brick & mortar location, or an online store, we can create and optimize your Google My Business profile.

  Fluently Bilingual Staff

We offer all of our services in both official languages. Our team is fluently bilingual in both French and English, and we have extensive experience creating bilingual WordPress sites.

  Toronto Datacenters

All of our servers are located in Toronto with a 40GbE uplinks to the Internet. They’re fast, reliable and the best choice for our Canadian clients.

  Weekly Backups

All of our clients sites are automatically backed up on a weekly basis (or more frequently, as needed) to make sure if anything goes wrong, we can get you back up and running ASAP.

  VPS & WordPress Security

When we configure a server or WordPress installation, you can be assured we implement security best practices. From non-standard database tables to SSL traffic encryption, we take the time to do it right.

   Social Media Integration

We can create and customize your profiles on all social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and more. Consistent and professional branding across all platforms is incredibly important.

  WHMCS Installation & Configuration

As one of the leading all-in-one client management, billing & support solution for online businesses available, WHMCS is a very powerful tool. It is also quite difficult to install, as it requires specialized modules and configurations. We have experience successfully launching WHMCS installations – we use one here at CWD!

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.

03. Deployment

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

Basic ServicesWhat's Included

$ 0

Ottawa Web DesignAll VPS Hosting includes:

  • Toronto Datacenter
  • Weekly Automated Backups
  • SSL Encryption (HTTPS)
  • WordPress Security
  • User Account Management
  • Monthly
  • WordPress Updates
  • Theme & Plugins Updates
  • *VPS Servers are shared with other CWD clients. Individual servers available on request.

Standard

$ 300

Per Year
  • VPS Server
  • 1 CPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 30 GB Storage*
  • 2 TB Bandwidth*
  • $30 / Per Month

Performance

$ 400

Per Year
  • VPS Server
  • 2 CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 40 GB Storage*
  • 3 TB Bandwidth*
  • $40 / Per Month

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 currently powering over 17 million websites.

WordPress: Why use WordPress?

Wordpress powers 25% of the entire Internet – 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

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 your website is your apartment, and the utilities 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, your website performance takes a hit.

VPS hosting is like living in a condominium townhouse: you own and are responsible for maintaining your unit, but you get your own utilities and the common spaces are shared with fewer people. In this analogy, you’re responsible for managing your own server and resources (CPU, RAM, Storage). Performance is higher and more consistent.

Hosting: Do you offer other hosting plans?

Most websites do not need more CPU or RAM than we have outlined above, unless you’re receiving a high volume of traffic. If you intend to attract a large audience, we’ll look at options to increase the performance of your server and ensure your site is never overloaded.

We do not offer smaller/less expensive hosting.

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 or you just don’t want us to manage it, 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.

What can we do for YOU?

Whether you currently have a website or not, we’d love to chat! Let’s meet for a coffee and you’ll see how easy we make it.