Linux and MySQL Consulting Services, Plans, and Rates

Services Offered

  • MySQL installation, administration, optimization, troubleshooting, application development or maintenance, as well as server source code level customization.
  • Linux configuration, optimization, administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Apache installation, administration, optimization, troubleshooting, module development, and source code level customization.
  • PHP installation, administration, optimization, troubleshooting, module development, and source code level customization.
  • Application development or maintenance in C/C++, PHP, Perl, or Python.
  • Assistance with porting applications from other platforms to Linux.
  • A varying degree of support for most open-source applications, including installation, debugging, and customization.
  • Any other form of "miracle" work with Linux that is falls within my skill range.


Rates vary with the market conditions. I try to offer a competitive rate. Please Contact me for a specific quote.

Note For Recruiters

If you are a recruiter and your client has asked you to find somebody for a full-time position that you are considering me for, check with them to see if they are open at all to the idea of a remote consultant. For example, I have been approached a number of times with an offer of a full-time MySQL DBA or application/internals developer. If your client has such a need, I would be interested in remote consulting with occasional on-site visits, but not in a full-time position. In many cases, their particular needs can be met at much lesser cost by setting up some initial framework and training their existing employees.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

I firmly believe in making sure my clients get a good bang for the their buck. It bothers me a lot when you feel I have underperformed. Therefore, if you are not satisfied with my service for any reason, I will either make the necessary adjustments to make sure you are satisfied, or refund the fee you have paid for that service. You must make your claim within 30 days of the invoice date. After that, your payment is final, there cannot be a refund, and you are charged for the extra adjustments.

Moral/Ethical Issues

I belong to The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints and firmly believe in its teachings. My faith forms a foundation for my life. Therefore, I cannot support with my work businesses and organizations engaged in practices that are in conflict with my values. Such practices would include, but not be limited to adult content, gambling, alcohol and tobacco sales or advertising, deceptive business practices, spam, or illegal activities. I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone when in my judgement such a conflict does exist. In the unfortunate event that I discover the existence of such a conflict while performing the service (unfortunate because it existed, not because I discovered it), I will refund all the fees you have paid me up to this point, and not be obligated to perform any more service.