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  1. Conal Mullan

    Conal Mullan

    Full-Stack Developer - Troubleshooter/PHP/Javascript

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    With a strong technical background in both Windows and Linux server administration, I consider myself to be a highly skilled internet & technology all rounder. Combining both experience and knowledge I can quickly identify and assess customer/client needs and find solutions to suit their requirements. I have been working successfully as an independent remote contractor for over 7 years and have built up particular strengths in MS server products especially SQL Server & IIS - with strong coding skill in javascript/jquery, PHP and experience in many other broader web technologies. I pride myself on being a fast learner and just enjoy making things work. I have been able to maintain long term relationships with my clients and am eager to continue to do so having recently completed a long term contract at another oDesk employer. Having worked in corporate IT for 7 years in a very high service availability environment, I know how to work under pressure whilst adhering to process. My key personal strengths include a keen attention to detail, excellent troubleshooting skills and an easy-going demeanour that helps me build strong working relationships quickly.

    $30.00 /hr
    8,044 hours
    5.00
  2. Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Bhushan Kumar Sharma

    Linux Servers AWS Cloud Hosting Security CPanel Plesk VOIP PenTest

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Since 2001, I have been dedicatedly working with Linux Operating Systems & Open Source. Services Provided ::- Deployment, Configuration, Security, Hardening, Monitoring, Performance Tuning, Troubleshooting of Linux Server Roles AWS – Amazon Web Services Migration of Servers Hosting Panels like WHM/CPanel, Plesk etc Asterisk Dialers, VOIP and Call Center Solutions Customization of Linux Kernel & Distro with Rebranding Faculty of Post-Graduate Degree in Computer Sciences. Firewalls & Gateways Linux HPC - High Preformance Clusters Remote Server Support & Troubleshooting L3/L4 Security Auditing of Servers & Websites Cloud & Virtualization Technical Writing VPN - Site-to-Site, Road-warrior Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing Kayako

    $16.67 /hr
    3,586 hours
    4.85
  3. Daniel Z.

    Daniel Z.

    Highly skilled API integrator, PHP (ZF) Coder and Project Manager

    Poland - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    Goal: Project and develop high quality apps for your success. Profile: OOPHP & Zend coding, IT consulting and business analyst, project coordinator and manager, Other skills: Apache, Bind, SSH, bashscripting, Memcached, Github, Solaris, Oracle, MySQL, Radius, AD, expert knowlegde of many *ux and windows systems Advantage: Project and implementation of many web apps. Most of it projected and developed by myself using Zend Framework, Google API (youtube, gdata), social API (twitter, facebook). Some of it integrated with operating systems or AAA software (radius, ldap). Usually Design Patterns were used (like Template Method, Version of Control, DAO, Dependency Injection, Decorator and so on). Some application built upon a structure of web services (XML, REST, JSON), some using jQuery and AJAX. Tools and technologies: Apache, radius, bind, ldap, Zend Framework, XML, SOAP, Linux, Linux daemons, Memcached, Sockets, REST, JSON, Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Design patterns, MVC, SVN, BASH, PHPUnit, Xdebug, Unit testing, Google Youtube API, Google Gdata API, Google Maps API, Facebook API, PayU API

    $35.00 /hr
    1,751 hours
    4.98
  4. Oleksandr N.

    Oleksandr N.

    Senior System Administrator, Migration and Security L3 engineer, SSD

    Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

    YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

    $34.88 /hr
    1,369 hours
    5.00
  5. Danish Ahmed

    Danish Ahmed Agency Contractor

    Linux Guru/MAC Expert/Server Specialist/Security Consultant

    Pakistan - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 21

    Over the last 6 years, I have worked on a wide range of Servers Operating System Administration and Configuration. My core competency lies in providing complete support of Server administration and User support, and I am seeking opportunities to provide corporate support to utilize my skills and strength. I have good working experience in the following Servers: Microsoft Windows Server 2000, 2003,2008 R2, 2012 R2, Redhat Enterprise Linux, CENTOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Oracle Enterprise Linux, OpenSUSE, OpenSolaris, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, etc Certified in (Microsoft Certified Professional, Sophos UTM Certified, VTSP 5.5 test clear) SKILLS INCLUDED BUT NOT LIMITED TO: ############################## SYSTEM ADMIN SKILLS (LINUX) ---------------------------------------- - Install. Configure, Maintain Various Linux Destribution (Fedora, Redhat, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server, CentOS, OpenSUSE. - Labtech working experience - ConnectWise working experience - VMware vSphere 5.5 / ESX 5.5 - VMware Virtual Datacenter configuration - VMware Expert. - SONICWALL Firewall Configuration - Administration Amazon EC2/S3 - ElasticFox Work experience - Plesk Server administration (Migration etc.) - Install and Configure IBM TSM Server 6.1 - Oracle E-business Suite Patching and Cloning - Backup and Restore Databases. - Install and COnfigure SSL certificates. - Managing and Administration of VPS servers. - Domain and Hosting Administration (Plesk, Cpanel, Webmin) - GamePanelX configuration (OpenSource Game Server Panel) - Install, Configure, Maintain MAC OS X. - Install, Configure, Maintain BIND Server - Install, Configure, Maintain DNS Server on windows server - Install, Configure, Maintain Webserver (Apache, IIS) - Install, Configure, Maintain FTP - Install, Configure, Maintain Mailservers (Exchange Server, Postfix, Dovecote, Sendmail, Qmail) - Install, Configure, Squid Server - Install, Configure, Maintain Linux based Firewall - Configure ISAPI Rewrite on II6 for User Friendly URL for SEO - Configure Rewrite mode on Apache Server. - Install, Configure, Maintain OpenLDAP. - Install, Configure, Maintain Active Directory. - Install, Configure, Maintain CMS. (Joomla, Wordpress) - Configure and Troubleshoot Pleask, Cpanel. - Configure and Troubleshoot IPTables. - Configure and Troubleshoot Samba server - Install, Configure and Maintain (MRTG, Cacti, PRTG) - Install and Configure Project management System - Deploy Helpdesk System. - Design Network Infrastructure. - Implement System and Network Security - Install, Configure and Maintain Antivirus Server (Trendmicro, Kaspersky) - Configure Bandwidth Splitting on Squid. - Implement and Design Virtualization (Hyper-V and Vmware) - LAMP Server Installation. - Ubuntu Kernel Panel Recovery - Amazon EC2 Instance Configuration - Backup and Restore Databases (SQL, MySQL) - SAN/RAID management - Open Source Firewall ADministration (pfSense, Zentyal/ebox, Endianfirewall) - SSL installation and configuration - Wordpress troubleshooting - CentOS VPS administration - Dedicate Server Management - WHM/Cpanel Administration - WHM/Plesk server security implementation - Domain Migration - Server Migration - IPtables Administration SYSTEM ADMIN SKILLS (MICROSOFT) ------------------------------------------------ - MCSE - MCSA (Preparation) - MCTIP (Preparation) - MS. SharePoint 2007, 2010 (Preparation) - MS. Exchange 2007, 2010 (Preparation) - SBS 2008 (Preparation) - MS SQL Administration - ISA 2004, 2006 and TMG (Preparation) - MICROSOFT PROJECTS -Deploy and Configure SBS 2003 -Deploy and configure SBS 2008 -Migrate SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 -Deploy and configure Active directory 2000, 2003 and 2008 -Migrate Active directory 2000 to 2003 and 2003 to 2008 -Deploy, Design and configure Exchange 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010 -Migrate 2003 to 2003, 2003 to 2007, 2003 to 2010 and 2007 to 2010 (complete Migration) -Deploy, Design and configure SharePoint 2007 and 2010 - Migrate SharePoint 2007 to 2010 -Deploy, Design and configure ISA 2000, 2004, 2006 and TMG 2010 -Migrate ISA 2006 to TMG 2010 -Deploy and configure SQL 2000, 2005 and 2008 (Administration) -Deploy and configure WSUS server -Deploy and configure IISA 6 and IIS 7 -Deploy and configure Microsoft SCCM 2012 (on process) -Deploy and configure forefront Security antivirus 2010 -Deploy and configure LYCN 2010 SEO SKILL ------------- SEM/SEO Consultants, SEO Services, PPC, Friendly URL, keyword analysis and selection competitive site analysis keyword density analysis optimization of site content optimization of meta tags, page titles, and descriptions inbound and outbound link placement internal linking strategies site submission Website Design and Development. My MCP Virtual Business Card: https://www.mcpvirtualbusinesscard.com/VBCServer/DanishAhmed/interactivecard

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    Associated with: EraNext, GetMediaWise Agency

    $30.00 /hr
    4,541 hours
    4.91
  6. Romnick Leongson

    System and Network Administrator

    Philippines - Last active: 4 hours ago

    IT technical support officers are mainly responsible for the smooth running of computer systems and ensuring users get maximum benefits from them. Individual tasks vary depending on the size and structure of the organisation, but may include: *installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications; *monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks; *talking staff or clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone to help set up systems or resolve issues; *troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults; *replacing parts as required; *providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports; *following diagrams and written instructions to repair a fault or set up a system; *supporting the roll-out of new applications; *setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues; responding within agreed time limits to call-outs; *working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate); *prioritising and managing many open cases at one time; *rapidly establishing a good working relationship with customers and other professionals, e.g., software developers; *testing and evaluating new technology; conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment.

    $5.56 /hr
    1,771 hours
    0.00
  7. Rajneesh Rana

    Rajneesh Rana Agency Contractor

    Expert Web Developer, Server Architect/Administrator

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 7

    A skilled and technically proficient web developer with 5 years of hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of web-based, desktop, mobile, and client-server web applications, web sites.  Cutting edge capability in web and software development with in depth knowledge about all stages of design, coding, web applications and testing for multi-user systems Extensive experience in server management and working in demanding hi-tech environments Hands on experience in interaction design, user experience modeling, and focus groups Experienced in positioning web based solutions for e-Commerce business problems Skilled in assessing client needs and requirements Work well with individuals at all levels Areas of Expertise: Web development languages and platforms:- * PHP , CakePHP, Wordpress, Laravel, jQuery, MVC Frameworks, Custom CMS Server Administration – Mangement * Microsoft Windows Servers , Linux servers - CentOS , Ubuntu , Debian * Apache, nginx, IIS Web Servers, Hosting Control Panels * DNS servers , FTP Servers

    Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

    Associated with: Netgen IT Solutions Private Limited

    $16.67 /hr
    5,435 hours
    4.96
  8. Ishan Ariyaratne

    Ishan Ariyaratne

    Network Engineer

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3

    Work Experience: (From April 2010 to Present) Worked at Inbay Pvt. Ltd. [www.inbay.co.uk] as a system administrator (Business to Business). Joined Inbay as a Technical Support Engineer and got promoted to the position of the technical lead – Technical support team (Business to Consumer), then as a system administrator (Business to Business). Inbay is an organization which provides IT Support services for both Business and Consumer markets in UK and US. Duties & responsibilities; • Providing the technical leadership and subject matter expertise in applicable technologies and serving as a point of escalation for technical issues related to specialty. • Identifying, diagnosing and providing timely resolution for level one, level two and three user inquiries. • Identifying risks & issues and taking ownership to deliver appropriate resolutions. • Producing, delivering, and maintaining appropriate documentation for systems in accordance to document control standards and procedures • Supporting and maintaining effective relationships with business and consumer clients. • Providing case status updates to management and end users, developing documents and implementing standard operating procedures and customer service guidelines. • Collaborating with other team members on planning and execution. Hold progress meeting • Leading post-incident debrief sessions with key clients. • Contributing to long-term tactical and strategic planning to ensure that the tools and processes are appropriate to meet the future business requirements. • Reviewing, and updating as appropriate, operations procedures, standards, and technical policies. Was Employed at Eureka Technology Partners from April 2010 to September 2010 as a Support Technician.

    $11.11 /hr
    1,788 hours
    5.00
  9. Gregg V.

    Gregg V.

    Expert C#/.NET Developer Newly Returned To Upwork. First Hire Discount

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 8

    If you don't have IT or software project experience, please don't contact me (unless you're a trusting adventure-seeker :) Bring Your Own Designer! IT Industry Knowledge Includes: - Best-practice Design & Implementation - B2B & B2C e-commerce - Systems Automation - BPR/Workflows- SaaS/Web 2.0 - Cobranding Vertical Industry Knowledge Includes: - Real Estate, Construction and Manufacturing management systems - Insurance (workflow) - Digital Media (distribution and conversion automation) - Healthcare (data collection & management) Some Background Information: - I have designed, implemented, and administered a wide variety of m$ft infrastructures, operating systems, servers, and applications for over 10 years. - I manage Apache, NFS, Samba, Asterisk, Bind, and other services on Red Hat-esque (CentOS, Fedora) servers. - I have been working with .Net since it was in beta. Before getting into C#, I used VB.Net for several years. - I've been writing enterprise-scale business and data layer code for over 4 years. - I've been managing and programming Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.5 (and am up to date on 200X), and Microsoft Access for many years. - I've worked with MySQL/SQLite and PHP (4+) as a hobbyist for several years. I can perform most any task required to update an existing site, but am probably not suited for a new development project in PHP.- Prior to .Net I programmed in traditional asp using VB Script, COM & DTC. - I manage my own dedicated windows 2k3/8 servers with multiple running applications and servers. - I have experience with a wide variety of third-party components and controls., and can assist in integration, middleware, queuing services, etc. - I'm not a graphic designer, and prefer to leave site layouts and graphics to someone more suited to that type of work. I am ok with creating basic layouts (and working within the popular graphics editing programs), but for a polished look, I'll either work with your designer or contract to another party on your behalf to acheive the look that you're after. Getting What You Pay For: Sure, you can find loads of developers here and on other similar service sites at a fraction of my rates. Why would you pay me? - I will stand behind my work. If you're unhappy, we'll fix it. - I will not charge for time spent figuring out how to solve general technical problems. If I don't already know how to implement a relevant solution, I will spend MY time researching and figuring it out. We're supposed to be professionals, and if we don't understand what the problem is, we shouldn't be charging you. Besides: each time I solve a unique problem, it makes me more effective; for you, me, and my next happy client! NOTE: Most of my work is done for companies' internal intranet, operations and LOB applications. I've added a few items to the portfolio, but please ask me about the other work which I can't showcase. While I'm often bound by NDA/Confidentiality agreements, I can explain more about my background in a general way than is illustrated publicly.

    $75.00 /hr
    1,668 hours
    4.72
  10. Abdul Wahab

    Abdul Wahab

    Network and Web Hosting Administrator,Web Developer, System Support

    Pakistan - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 6

    Over the last 5 years, I have been involved in administration of large Hosting companies working as Linux, Windows administrator and have complete command over network and leading hosting softwares cPanel/WHM and Plesk. I have been involved in many web development projects as well and has a complete command over HTML/CSS and building dynamic systems involving PHP/MySQL/Javascript. I also have an excellent background and patience in providing highly professional and user friendly technical support through all major mediums like Email, Chat, Telephone and Ticket System.

    $15.00 /hr
    1,386 hours
    4.77