Categories of Services
There are four different categories of services that a Contao partner can provide.
Each category has certain requirements that have to be met to become a partner and that are checked upon registration to ensure a high standard of quality. Most Contao business partners provide a lot more than just Contao services, e.g. product design, printed media, corporate identity, marketing, reseller hosting or support, so you might as well get everything you need to run your website with Contao from a design partner.
Web design partners
Partners in this category are experienced in setting up websites with Contao. They can e.g. import existing websites or layouts into Contao or build new projects with it.
Partners in this category are experienced in conducting Contao trainings in which you learn the concepts of the system and how to use it. A training can e.g. be a public seminar or a company workshop.
Partners in this category are experienced in developing software with Contao. Each partner has created at least two custom Contao modules that we have checked regarding knowledge of the framework and quality of the code. A programming partner can develop new extensions based on your individual needs.
Partners in this category provide hosting services as part of their core business. They e.g. offer standardized hosting packages, individually configured servers or domain name registration. Contao can be run without restrictions on their servers, which means in particular:
- You do not require the Safe Mode Hack
- You can use the Live Update Service
- You can use the Extension Repository
- The iconv or mbstring extension is available
- Apache mod_rewrite is available
Note that reseller hosting does not qualify to become a Contao web hosting partner.