Hayden J. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 18, 2016

Hayden J.

   Antigua And Barbuda
  |   St. Johns, ANU


Extensive experience in designing scalable & highly available services with Linux, including 10+ years working with freelance clients and corporate employers on Linux and Windows administration projects.

Frequent jobs include website migration, website optimization (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento), Apache tuning, NGINX setup, MySQL performance and optimizing PHP for speed. I also have 3+ years of experience with Amazon Web Services - EC2, Cloudfront, S3, Route 53, RDS and SES.

With a strong background in web development I've built my Linux expertise around web server performance, stability and security. I'm a perfectionist that becomes obsessed with each job... for me there's no greater reward than a 100% satisfied client.

I look forward to making connections and working on increasingly challenging projects!
Service Description
-- Linux server administration, troubleshooting, performance & upgrades.
-- LAMP speed optimization
-- Website optimization
-- Wordpress speed optimization
-- Drupal speed optimization
-- Joomla speed optimization
-- Magento speed optimization
-- Google page speed, site speed and web server performance tuneup
-- Amazon Web Services (EC2, Cloudfront, S3, SES, RDS, Route 53)
-- Apache install, upgrades, troubleshooting and performance optimization
-- Nginx install, upgrades, troubleshooting and performance optimization
-- MySQL install, upgrades, performance troubleshooting and performance optimization
-- PHP install, upgrades, performance troubleshooting and performance optimization
-- MySQL database replication
-- Remote backups via crontab.
-- cPanel, Plesk
-- Website migration
-- Varnish setup and tuning
-- Windows Server Administration (2003/8). Including IIS6/7
-- Rackspace, CloudFlare, MaxCDN, Mediatemple, etc
McGraw-Hill National Radio Institute (NRI)
Certified Web Developer
1997 - 1999
Cable & Wireless
Network Technician
2004 - 2007
ISP (Antigua) in charge of internet traffic routing and distribution locally and to other neighboring islands. My responsibilities included corporate and private technical support (routers, switches, wimax equipment, etc) administration of multiple Cisco routers, Linux and Windows servers, network monitoring and creating monthly reports with tools such as Solarwinds, nagios, etc.
Antigua Wireless Ventures (AT&T Wireless/Digicel)
Desktop Support & Server Admin
2002 - 2005
Employed under the name Cingular till renamed AT&T Wireless and the Caribbean operations was acquired by Digicel. Desktop support for CSRs at multiple store locations, responsible for maintaining office servers, computers and the network. BES Admin.
Free Trade & Processing Zone
Webmaster & Web Developer
2001 - 2002
Created and/or maintained websites for the Free Trade & Processing Zone & ABIIT (Antigua & Barbuda International Institute of Technology).
Antigua Sun Newspaper
Web Developer
2000 - 2001
Hired to deploy an online version of the daily newspaper and to afterwards handover maintenance by setting up a back-end easy enough that it could be maintained staff.
Antigua Computer Technology
IT Technician
1998 - 1999
Technology Provider offering solutions in technology, internet, support, networking, and computer services. Computer software troubleshooting and hardware replacements/repair. Out-calls for computer and network support/setup for corporate customers. Web development.
Payment Terms
Both fixed term or by the hour (hourly rate is geared toward longer term projects).
Jonatas Silva
Brivin Corp, Strategic Outsourcing
“Hayden is an excellent server administrator, he has been helping us since 2012. Features that are his strong point: dynamism, commitment to deadlines, dedication, availability and deep knowledge of best practices applied to Linux server administration. We recommend his services with complete certainty.”
Colin Benjamin
Cable & Wireless, VP Business Development
"Hayden is a brilliant IT Entrepreneur - an excellent person to have on your team."
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