Firstly... please forgive me... I am a 'user' - i know, i'm sorry... but i need your help
I have a problem... having created a number of ecommerce websites my partner (who was the server / developer person) has decided he does not want to continue ... to the point where he really won't help create a bridge between the jobs or anything. I wear many hats here but code / servers isn't in the mix for me.
I know have to re-develop a small team to continue the product and run the business from the development / server areas.
the advice i have received so far is to:
- 1: use the software that my server provider uses & supports (plesk, rather than webmin) and
- 2: A load of other changes ... such as use their mail etc... all so that they can better support us in the end. To co-ordinate these changes I should develop a relationship with a good local Linux Consultant that I use periodically - starting with a chat and then a days work or so on my server.... there is another issue in so much as there could be settings here that affect the product - but I'm not sure where/what... and like I say, my now ex-partner is totally uninterested....
I have started talks with a new programmer now on the basis of a partnership... and these initial talks are going quite well... but this person would have a mammoth task, so i am thinking that placing this area in the hands of a consultant is a good first step.
How would you go about this and how much would you expect to pay... just as an idea (I realise this is a broad question)
- I am UK based.
Although there is no budget in the company and i am using my own funds, I need to be sure that I go about this in the right way... any advice would be very helpful.
I hope this makes sense...
Thank you in advance for your help.