Web Hosting and Design
The industry leader
LA Convergence is a leading web hosting and web design solutions provider with a combined 55 years of experience in project management, web design, web hosting, content management and network management. “We make IT work” is not just a slogan, it is our specialty. Whether you are rebranding your small- to medium-sized business, trying to get your start-up noticed in a crowded field, or simply building an online presence for your established agency, that is what we do — make it work.
We build it…
We get it. It’s tempting to go with an off-the-shelf or do-it-yourself web hosting and design solution. It’s cheap and easy — and if you want a cookie-cutter web page, that’s what you’re getting. The LA Convergence difference is experience and design: taking your ideas and wishlist of features and incorporating them into a cost-effective, fully customized showcase that’s ready to roll on day one. Take a look at our client portfolio and you’ll see design that incorporates the personality, professionalism and ease-of-use that customers of all ages respond to.
…you manage the content.
All LA Convergence websites are based around a popular content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla. Each of these solutions is open-source and endlessly customizable — since the software costs nothing, your budget can go straight to creating the features your customers demand. And best of all, our CMS platforms have a what-you-see-is-what-you-get backend interface. You can have as many (or as few) contributors as you like, with only the level of access required to maintain the site. With our partners including Themify, Timely, and Google, we have plenty of experience with easy-to-use solutions for events calendars, jQuery slideshows, embedded video, inline Google maps, lightbox galleries, e-commerce and so much more.
We help your customers find you…and you find new customers.
It’s no secret that today’s websites need SEO — search-engine optimization — to be properly indexed and score higher placement in Google, Yahoo! and Bing search results. Even the highest-paid SEO consultant will tell you: strong content equals more hits. But there’s a little more to it than that — and LA Convergence has dozens of low-cost SEO solutions that will help existing clients and new customers alike find, share and recommend your website and social media content. And we’re not just talking about adding canonical URL tags and adding metadata to your images (we’ll do that too!). We’re talking about a multi-platform social media and SEO awareness campaign that rewards team investment in your site to drive traffic and increase business.
You can take that to go.
The appearance of your website on mobile devices and tablets is more important now than ever, and LA Convergence offers many site design options that are fully responsive; — the site literally rearranges itself based on the native screen size of the device being used to access the site. Our responsive designs work with both Apple and Android devices, eliminating the need to have a downloadable app which takes up valuable space on your client’s smartphone. Your icons, buttons and form fields are perfect for navigating on a small screen. Phone numbers dial when tapped; Google maps appear inline and scroll effortlessly under your thumb. And we’ve got the know-how to arrange your website so that it looks good no matter what it’s being viewed on.
We’ve got your back.
LA Convergence offers offsite, Linux-based secure web hosting with 24-hour support, 7 days a week. Our servers are top-rated for speed and uptime, have plenty of bandwidth and storage, and offer FTP, SSH and cPanel access for administrators. We can handle your domain registration, renewal and DNS administration for no additional cost. And if you’d rather we build your site on your own server, we do that as well. All of our web servers use industry-proven security solutions to insure that your data is safe from spam, brute-force intrusion attempts, and SQL injection attacks. Best of all, we are not an offshore, outsourced solution — we’re locally based right here near Lafayette, proud to call many of our neighbors and Louisiana public libraries our friends and clients.
We show you how to use it.
LA Convergence is an industry leader not only in IT services and solutions, but in training and support. Our designers, network engineers and database managers are also skilled trainers that can provide training to your entire staff — whether that’s a four-hour primer on Photoshop or an in-depth, feature-by-feature tour of cPanel. Each of our websites comes with at least one full day of on-site training — training with actual content on your live server, so that you and your team can feel the power and possibility of all a CMS-based website can mean for your business.