WordPress performance consultant and systems administrator.

If you need help with a technical problem, I can help as an independent consultant. I have over 15 years of experience with WordPress and systems administration.

For 4 years, I was the lead developer of SpinupWP, building a WordPress server control panel used by thousands of sites. In addition, I worked at Delicious Brains as a senior WordPress developer, where I helped build some of the most loved WordPress plugins, including WP Offload Media.

I have a strong background in systems administration, having served in the Royal Air Force, where I was responsible for implementing and maintaining computer systems classified above secret.

I’ve spent much of my WordPress career building and supporting WordPress products with a focus on empowering developers to host WordPress on their own servers. Having worked on all levels of the software stack, from a network level down to the codebase, I know what’s required to serve WordPress lightning fast and securely.

I have a wealth of experience in WordPress performance, security, debugging complex server issues and scaling WordPress to handle thousands of concurrent requests. When it comes to WordPress problems, I’ve seen them all, and I’m confident I’ll be able to assist you with any issues you’re experiencing.

What I can help with:

  • Linux servers
  • Nginx implementation and configuration
  • PHP-FPM performance tuning
  • Application troubleshooting
  • WordPress hosting planning and implementation
  • WordPress performance troubleshooting
  • WordPress caching strategies
  • WordPress deployment strategies
  • Scaling WordPress

What I can’t help with:

  • Windows servers
  • Apache
  • Varnish
  • WordPress plugin or theme development

Ready to work together?

If you’re interested in working together, please get in contact via hello@ashleyrich.com. I’m also available on Twitter.