Moonlight Computing LLC has been serving clients on an individual basis since 1985. Over the last several years, our primary focus of business has shifted to website design, development and hosting services. Currently we find that we are often providing technology solutions for small businesses in addition to website related and email needs.
We like to keep it real, so even though our name is Moonlight Computing, we aren’t going to promise you the moon. We receive emails, phone calls and advertisements daily that "guarantee" increased visibility and earnings if we just purchase that company's product or services. In this time of hyper-inflated adjectives and overblown promises, we tell you exactly what we can do for you and we give you the data to back up our claims.
We are not a marketing firm, but we know from experience how to help our clients grow their businesses organically. We partner with marketing firms who analyze your business and goals, then write strategic plans to meet your needs.
We’ve been in business a long time and we know what we are doing (and maybe more importantly, WHY we are doing it). Over the years we’ve watched many businesses come and go. We’ve witnessed changes in technology and user experience. We’ve adopted technologies that make sense and tried to avoid the fluff and fads. We understand how the different parts of a website, intranet and business software work together because we wrote the code we use that makes it all tick. We aren’t dependent on templates for website design and offer custom technology solutions for businesses that have unique needs. And we do all this with our clients in mind – for a reasonable cost.
Owner and Project Manager
Software Architect Extraordinaire
Web and Graphic Designer, Animator
There are many reasons to choose Moonlight as your website provider but the biggest reason is that there are no limits to our capabilities and the websites we design. We have been doing websites for a very long time and have the experience and skills to know what works. The fact that we have skilled software developers and top notch graphic artists and content developers on staff means that we can write the website code and provide the design elements to meet our customer’s needs. Moonlight has developed our own Content Management System (CMS). The “back end” tools and utilities we have incorporated into our CMS have no boundaries and have evolved over the years to meet the ever changing needs of websites. This is especially true when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We have been very successful in our SEO efforts partly because of our back end tools combined with our hard work. Other CMS systems such as Wordpress, Joomla and WIX are difficult to extend. In the case of Wordpress, there are considerable extensions but each one comes with a security risk.
Why Not Wordpress?
Because we don't have to. Our CMS system is closed source. We have developed our own CMS System that provides capabilities that are not possible or difficult to recreate in other CMS systems such as Wordpress, Joomla, and WIX.
Websites are targets for hackers and you often hear about hacked websites. The list of hacked websites over the years is extensive - including Linkedin, JP Morgan, Home Depot, Sony, Hilton Hotels, Chipotle, Equifax, Instagram and Snapchat. Moonlight has acquired a number of new customers after their Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal websites were hacked. You may have heard that MAC computers are not as easy for hackers to target as PCs. One of the reasons is that PCs are a much bigger target for hackers. In the same way, Wordpress is a favorite target of hackers. We see in our own website logs the “feelers” for Wordpress on a daily basis. We feel that our CMS is more secure than other “open-source” systems such as Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal. We have “hardened” our back end to make it more difficult for hackers to penetrate. The hackers cannot see our code to know what to attack.
According to Securi, Wordpress is far and away the most hacked platform as shown in the graph below. Results are based on 34,371 infected web sites in 2017. Wordpress infections increased from 74% in 2016 to 83% in 2017. Of course, keeping on top of security updates is a key factor in avoiding being hacked.