Hi, My name is Lee Hayward.
I'm an experienced technologist who is passionate about human rights, freedom of speech, free software, alternative media and open hardware (in that order). My long term goal is to move away from the City and live in the countryside, where I can focus on dedicating my time to helping those who help others. As a means to supporting my humble lifestyle choices I have created this website, primarily as a hub for knowledge sharing and project collaboration but more importantly (financially speaking) as somewhere to offer a modest range of affordable Cloud-based (Internet) IT support and services.
You can hire me for any of the following services: Managed server hosting (Virtual Private Servers for Websites, Data Storage and Game Servers), WordPress and other content management platforms (Joomla, OpenCart, MediaWiki etc) installation and configuration, remote desktop support and training.
All my services are tailored to your requirements. My rates start at £30 per hour.
I offer special rates for: Individuals, groups and organisations that work towards a fairer society. i.e., not-for-profits, charities, freelance journalists, developers, artists and activists involved in: Human Rights, Environment Protection, Freedom of Speech, Alternative Media, The Arts, Free Software, Open Hardware, Etc.
What my clients are saying about me...
"Lee did an excellent job with setting up my Tor website. He even showed me how to create a Bitcoin address and made sure I knew how to back everything up afterwards."
"Such professionalism and expertise from The cloud. Been with them for over 10 years, Lee has launched our website, redesigned it and taken complete care of the technical side from day one. This has allowed us to just focus on our side of blogging. Complete confidence in all that Lee does and can't recommend him enough. "
"Lee has been a huge support in both ensuring technical robustness as well as giving general advise. His service commitment is great. Positively exceeding his agreed service level agreements and providing additional support as needed. I can highly recommend Lee for the outstanding work he does."
Peace, Pirate out!"
" thecloud have given me the tools knowledge and confidense i so desperately needed to level up my investigative journalism. i've learned some neat tricks for staying anonymous and beating the snoops at their own game. lee (the ceo of thecloud) has personally walked me through using secure drops, encrypted email, tor browser, virtual private networks and Qubes-os. he taught me that to be truly anonymous i also need to be constantly changing my writing style, author name, ip address, browser and other details i would never have even thought of. i used to believe that to be "anonymous" you had to be a hacker. I now know that's just not true, because if i can learn 'how' then so can you and i'm talking to you as a former technophobe. "