Right & Above is

Your One Stop Shop

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From Design and Development to Tech Support and Hosting.
Enterprise and Web, Mobile and Embedded Systems -
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  • Working with Right&Above was one of the best choices we have made as a company. Right&Above played a vital part in moving our business forward... read more >

    Candice Curtin - CEO

    Pressure Dx, LLC

  • Right&Above was a great pleasure to work with. Their staff was knowledgable and professional, committed to the project and timeline, dedicated to providing... read more >

    Anna Kuznesov

    Wishsoup

  • Right&Above team really impressed us with an exceptional ability to cater to all our technology needs. Whether it is hardware and software development,... read more >

    Alexander Gak

    Baeta Corporation

  • Right & Above has been our go to IT services provider for the last four years, whether our project was electronics development or bespoke software development.... read more >

    N. Melissas

    S Falcon Australia Pty Ltd

  • We have been working with Right&Above since late 2016. Our experience with them has been exceptional. At first, I was not convinced that an international... read more >

    Samuel Ibrahim - Founder & CEO

    Flow ROI

  • Working together with the Right&Above team is an excellent experience. They have successfully executed more actionable development strategies than... read more >

    Zoltan Gelencser MSc, MBA, PhD

    Research Talent Ltd.

  • We sought the advice and services of Right&Above after they were recommended by a client of our firm. The client had used them to develop its website... read more >

    D. Sylvester

    Fitzgerald & Rhodes LLP

  • Working with Right&Above has benefitted us in numerous ways. From talent, teamwork to timely delivery, Right&Above continues to prove to be an asset to... read more >

    Archana Jaiswal

    Funseek

  • MRAG Americas, Inc. had a very unique app project.  Right&Above came highly recommended for this project by colleagues in the IT industry.  Right&Above... read more >

    Connie Delano

    MRAG Americas, Inc.

  • Our website www.commlinkav.com  needed a unique design, something special which could help us to stand out from the competitors. We are proud of our... read more >

    Roman Genkin - Partner

    Comm Link Inc.

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Testimonials


We have been working with Right&Above since late 2016. Our experience with them has been exceptional.

At first, I was not convinced that an international development company will meet the demands of our elaborate software platform, or completely understand the scope of our industry. However, not only we are happy but can unequivocally say we could not have accomplished our goals, objective, and develop such an comprehensive product with any other company. Right&Above have quickly and efficiently understood our requirement, our industry and the scope of the platform. Their designers and developers are first rate. They are able to scale the numbers of developers to meet the demands and deadlines of our needs. They are truly a partner that is always there and care not just about their work but also about our company and entire operation. When I demonstrate the product to industry leaders and colleagues in other industries, they are amazed at how fast we developed the platform and more amazed when we describe the budget to accomplish this magnificent work. Our relationship with Right&Above will continue for years to come, and with complete confidence I recommend them.

 

Samuel Ibrahim - Founder & CEO

Flow ROI

Our website www.commlinkav.com needed a unique design, something special which could help us to stand out from the competitors. We are proud of our high level of customer service and we always expect the same attitude to ourselves. Right&Above stands up to its slogan – the work was really done Right&Above our Expectations!

 

Roman Genkin - Partner

Comm Link Inc.

Working with Right&Above was one of the best choices we have made as a company. Right&Above played a vital part in moving our business forward by creating the vision we had for our innovative healthcare software. They worked efficiently and always kept in contact about the project status. Their work was extremely impressive and far exceeded our expectations. They were able to create a visually impressive, user friendly software which can now be used by healthcare providers all over the world. The feedback from our users has been incredibly positive. We are very grateful for the fantastic job they did. We will, without hesitation, use Right&Above again for all of our software engineering and graphic design needs in the future.

Candice Curtin - CEO

Pressure Dx, LLC

MRAG Americas, Inc. had a very unique app project.  Right&Above came highly recommended for this project by colleagues in the IT industry.  Right&Above accepted the project’s challenges confidently without hesitation.  They clearly outlined the scope and expected outcomes of building an app that would deliver reports to MRAG Americas, Inc. from anywhere anytime.  The results from Right&Above were exceptional, timely, professionally designed and created, and fully executed to complete satisfaction.  The open lines of communication made the project go smoothly and helped the debug phase immensely, as Right&Above found solutions that matched MRAG’s needs.  It is a pleasure doing business with Right&Above.

 

 

Connie Delano

MRAG Americas, Inc.

Working together with the Right&Above team is an excellent experience. They have successfully executed more actionable development strategies than most people have even started to think about. Right&Above has developed for us in a number of areas: hardware, embedded systems, firmware, server-side software and client front-end applications. They approached every challenge with a brilliant attitude and returned with a trustworthy advice on how to handle tasks impossible for others. The team is very competent in a great number of fields, engaging with R&D talent in the forefront of information technology. Without hesitation, I am recommending Right&Above for any project that requires the very best in development when the key to success is to do end-to-end development under the same roof.

 

Zoltan Gelencser MSc, MBA, PhD

Research Talent Ltd.

Working with Right&Above has benefitted us in numerous ways. From talent, teamwork to timely delivery, Right&Above continues to prove to be an asset to our company.
The results of working with Right&Above is a great product and support. We continue to get positive feedback on the product from our clients.
Right&Above is a one stop shop for all our needs. From front to back end development and hosting, Right&Above’s talented and reliable team continues to contribute greatly to our success.

Archana Jaiswal

Funseek

Right&Above team really impressed us with an exceptional ability to cater to all our technology needs. Whether it is hardware and software development, website creation or hosting and IT support, they timely provide everything we ask for. Using the right innovative technologies they’ve made our biggest, boldest idea come true – deliver a solution that helps our clients live a better, healthier life. Baeta Corporation also greatly respects Right&Above management capabilities for promptly communicating every status along the way. We believe that future lies in close cooperation of technology and mankind. Thanks to Right&Above, our vision made a difference in the healthcare industry.

Alexander Gak

Baeta Corporation

Right&Above was a great pleasure to work with. Their staff was knowledgable and professional, committed to the project and timeline, dedicated to providing best service possible. We are very pleased with the overall effort Right&Above has put forth, as well as the final result! They have delivered exactly what we needed and more!

Anna Kuznesov

Wishsoup

We sought the advice and services of Right&Above after they were recommended by a client of our firm. The client had used them to develop its website and was pleased with the work. Our experience with Right&Above was very positive as well. Their design ideas and mock-ups were first rate and timely. Their responsiveness to our requests and changes, their turnaround time, and their patience with us were all superb. We are quite happy with the end result, our website, and have gotten many compliments.

D. Sylvester

Fitzgerald & Rhodes LLP

Right & Above has been our go to IT services provider for the last four years, whether our project was electronics development or bespoke software development. R&A has employed the most competent and professional human resources with the ability to understand our requirements perfectly and deliver our milestones on time and budget every time. The team has gone above and beyond the standard in order to accomplish our goals, by means of creativity and sheer hard work. We look forward to continuing in our successful relationship with R&A for our IT outsourcing needs.

N. Melissas

S Falcon Australia Pty Ltd

Services

For us, there are no unexplored technology paths.
We provide a wide range of services including:

  • Software
    Engineering

    Java / C-languages / .NET / PHP / Ruby on Rails / WordPress / Drupal

    From desktop and web, to mobile and tablets, our development team codes with skill.

    We understand your needs and keep our finger on the pulse of the latest technologies to make sure every app meets and exceeds your expectations.

  • Web & Graphic
    Design

    Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Photoshop / CorelDRAW / HTML5/CSS3

    Whether you need an original website, or a concept, our talented designers will create a unique design to represent your unique project.

    When developing your website, we apply only cutting-edge W3C compliant web technologies.

  • IT Administration

    Linux/UNIX / Mobile / Windows / VoIP / Hosting / Cloud / Virtualization

    Need to troubleshoot a network problem or backup an application? Do what you always have done, while we support and host for you.

    We provide IT support and hosting services and can take care of networks, applications and websites.

  • Embedded
    Systems

    Embedded Programming / Research & Development / PCB Design & Layout

    Got an idea to create a new device? We can help. We provide embedded solutions for microcontroller based systems.

    From small devices to complex multifunctional systems, we take a challenge with a great inspiration, and a desire to bring you a top-notch solution.

From desktop and web, to mobile and tablets, our development team codes with skill.

We understand your needs and keep our finger on the pulse of the latest technologies to make sure every app meets and exceeds your expectations.

  • We are

    Right & Above –

    A full-service technology solutions provider based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

    We provide effective and efficient technology solutions to organizations of all sizes, both nationwide and internationally.

    We had a pleasure to work with clients in various industries, including security, telecommunications, healthcare, Internet, consumer electronics, and many more.

    By delivering effective, reliable and secure IT solutions, we help our clients optimize operations, remedy vulnerabilities and speed the development of new products and services.

  • We believe

    That a project should be done right, and that is to meet our clients’ expectations.

    We strive to offer more and be above which means to exceed these expectations.

    That’s what the name Right&Above stands for.

  • We work

    With startups, small and midsize businesses, large companies.

  • We are

    Talent-centric

    We believe that motivated, talented and dedicated professionals are the key to a project’s success.

    That’s why we carefully select our team members and create favorable conditions for a truly cooperative environment.

    Right&Above is a place where experts work hand in hand with young and creative professionals to reach one goal – bring every project to success.

  • With

    Right & Above,

    You get a true technology solutions delivery partner that is committed to your success.

    Our promise to our customers, is that we will always do the very best we can to help them reach their goals and be successful, commit to only what we can deliver, deliver on whatever we commit to, and that we will always deliver superior value to them through innovation, excellence, and professionalism.

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How to Choose a Right Hosting Service for your Project

Getting started
Whether it is to attract more people to your idea, easily communicate with your customers, attract new businesses, increase your credibility or simply show off, owning a website gives you a voice. You don’t want to miss out on an informative web presence because this usually translates into money. So, with the right hosting service for your website you can make your voice heard in numerous imaginable ways. Before you start your pick though, you need to understand what you actually require.

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Understanding Your Needs

The first step is to find a company that will store all your website data on its servers and deliver them to your customers’ browsers. Not all hosting services are the same, nor do they provide the same solutions. Before comparing apples to apples, you might first want to determine what you want your website or system to offer and how. First of all, ask yourself:

  • What kind of a website or system are you building?
  • Do you want something common or original?
  • Will your website or system need special software?
  • What is the expected traffic?

If you are totally new, you might want to start small and get a good old shared hosting account. This can be inexpensive, easy to maintain and sufficient at the beginning. However, when choosing a web hosting, always try to think of the future and plan accordingly. So, if you are hoping to grow really big within months, then you’d better go from sharing hosting to virtual private or dedicated server. These will give you more power, memory capacity, disk storage and better security features. But let’s first clear up what shared, virtual or dedicated servers are.

Types of Hosting

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As you start shopping for a website hosting plan, you will encounter a number of different hosting types, such as shared, dedicated or virtual private server (VPS).

A shared server is a web hosting service where many websites reside on one server and share the available resources such as CPU time, memory or disk space to name a few. This is often the most affordable solution but it can also lead to poor performance since other sites may be draining your resources.

A dedicated server, as the name suggests, is just one physical server that is reserved for your business or project. It is ideal for businesses that run high traffic websites, CPU-intensive applications, or complex databases and it allows you to make the most of its CPU and RAM resources. Dedicated servers are usually the most expensive option but they have the advantage of providing the least downtime and having the most resources.

You can either have your own purchased dedicated server or rent one. Having your own server usually involves less accommodation cost; however, you need to keep it in close proximity since it is you who will have to take care of its maintenance or repairs. Similarly, it can be tricky if this server is located in remote datacenter because of travel costs involved and increased downtime in case server failure. Maintenance of rented servers is usually done by their owners.

In its turn, Virtual Private Server (VPS) is ideal if you are experiencing rapid growth, heavy website traffic or running complex applications. It is basically a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. VPS option can give you high flexibility hosting services anytime with no disruption to your business performance. What this means is that a website owner can have the version of the services that he/she actually needs, in addition to being able to tune server productivity to personal demands and update service versions without the hosting provider’s involvement.

It is also worth noting, that dedicated or VPS servers should be located in the country of their potential users or visitors; this way, latency and speed can be considerably faster. Also, unlike shared servers, where all your data is backed up by the hosting provider, owning either a dedicated or a virtual server requires constant data backup on your part.

Once you have figured out which type of server suits your needs best, it’s time to compare the reliability of hosting services.

Reliability and Support

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 Perhaps one of the most important factors in choosing a hosting service is its support. Naturally, you want it to be available 24/7 because any downtime or technical issues can really affect your business and visitors. If someone finds your site via the search engine and tries to access it but finds that the site is down, he/she will most likely go to another one, simple as that. So, it is essential to check what type of technical support your host offers (is it by phone, email or chat?) and search for reviews. You can also test the service response time by sending a test message and asking a question or two. This will give you an idea of how the tech support will respond if you are their customer.

Not only should your web host be reliable and fast, but it should also guarantee the site uptime. Even 99% uptime is actually too low, which can lead to 87.6 hours a year. It should be 100% or at least more than 99.5%.

Features

Data Traffic

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Data traffic refers to the amount of data transferred from your site to visitors when they browse your site. Although you may find many unlimited bandwidth offers, they actually do have their limit. Always look for the small print and check how much traffic your package allows and what the consequences of exceeding the “unlimited” bandwidth can be.

To roughly understand how much traffic you may have, think of your website content, e.g. will it have any music or video? Also, keep in mind your growing traffic requirements and always plan for future.

Storage

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Storage is the amount of space you will be allotted for all your website content, so you cannot ignore the importance of choosing the hosting service that gives you as much storage as you require or more. Again, consider your current and future needs. If your website is or will potentially become content heavy, you are likely to need massive storage. Of course, promises of unlimited storage provided by your package are just promises because unlimited storage, just like with data traffic, is technically impossible. All in all, give yourself room to grow at least 20% within a year, so choose the service that will give your more space when you expand. Switching from one host to another takes time, money and effort but this can be avoided if you scale your solutions for growth and make sure you will be able to upgrade if needed.

Similarly, if your site needs less than 50Mb of web space, keep in mind that you will unlikely use all the “unlimited” space you may be offered. In this case, don’t let the space factor be too important for your consideration when comparing various hosting services.

Apart from storage size, pay attention to its speed, especially if you have a considerably large database. Some hosting providers, as well as providers of rented or virtual servers, provide high-speed enterprise or SSD type of storage. If their speed isn’t enough for you, though, it’s better to look for a faster storage solution.

Support of FTP, PHP, Perl, SSI, htaccess, MySQL, etc.

Although there are still some web hosts that don’t offer these, it is highly recommended that they are supported. If you don’t want to wait for the host to implement a feature on your site, you need to make sure your commercial host allows you to install PHP or Perl scripts without the host’s approval. Also, you would probably need the ability to modify htaccess files for security (to prevent bandwidth theft, protect a folder with a password), page redirects or other purposes. Server Side Include (SSI) is useful for things like testing scripts or programs and maintaining databases. MySQL is essential if you wish to run a CMS system, for example. FTP support is also useful and can provide you with easier and faster file transfer.

Do make sure you research all the features your host has to offer before making the final decision.

Security

You definitely don’t want to ignore your website security, especially if you are planning on selling goods or services. In any case, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself when selecting a hosting provider.

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What is the security policy?

Surely, a provider who offers annual security scan does not understand the reality of protecting a site against hacker attacks. Make sure you are provided with continuous traffic monitoring, daily scans for malware and protection such as denial of service mitigation. Also, do find out how the provider secures their own network because when it comes to web hosting, understanding how someone else protects their data is a key step in keeping secure.

How are security breaches handled?

Safety of your visitors strongly depends on the breach notifications procedures. Do find out how the provider verifies the report and how long it can take before you are notified. It is important to ensure that the notification is received in time and it is understood. Also, ask yourself – what happens when it is you who report a security incident to the provider?

Is SSL offered?

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You need to check if your host lets you set up SSL (secure server). Such websites usually begin with https:// and are likely to involve additional charges. You will definitely need SSL if you are planning to collect private information from your customers.

There are different SSL certificates; you can choose them either from your provider or get your own from a third party certificate authority. The main thing is to check SSL availability before you commit to a host.

Is backup available?

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Backups are essential for any security plan either in case of equipment failure at the hosting provider or in case of malicious compromise to your site.

Backups should cover both database recovery as well as restoring files in your web folders.

 

Operating System

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The industry standard operating system is Linux, however, if you are running a website that uses .NET, you might want to ensure you have a Windows server for better compatibility.

You need to keep in mind that Windows servers are considered less secure than Linux ones.

 

Conclusion

Luckily enough, there is a relatively wide variety of hosting services on offer, varying from free hosting to highly scalable commercial, enterprise and private cloud packages. Finding the perfect one comes down to the following question:  What makes this provider suit my current and potential needs? After all, hosting companies should offer more than just their pure hardware.

 

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    Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
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