This is a guest post written by Stephen Pope, Partner, at Project Ricochet, a Rackspace partner and a full service web development firm that specializes in Drupal development and responsive web design..
Whether you have one or several Drupal applications hosted on shared or dedicated hardware, or multiple configurations and applications sharing or straining server resources, it may be time to consider a cloud hosting option. In this tutorial I will show you how to get that Drupal application from running on that old hardware and also give you some automation tools to get it flyin’ in the cloud.
Want to install Drupal and Joomla quickly and with fewer headaches? Well, you’re in luck. We have a new Drupal and Joomla installer that gives you a fast and simple way to launch new pages using Rackspace Cloud Sites.
One of the great things about Drupal is that there is an active community supporting the software. This means that there are often updates to Drupal core, themes and modules that power your Drupal site. You want to make sure to update your site to get the latest and greatest features out of Drupal and to eliminate any security vulnerabilities that may have been patched.
No one likes to think about worst-case scenarios, but mistakes can happen and sites can fail. When this occurs, you want to make sure that you have a backup accessible to quickly restore your website. That’s why it is imperative to backup your Drupal site. There are two main pieces to backup: the database and file system.
No one likes spam. While most people think of it as being unwanted email, spam in the form of unwanted and bogus comments on a website is equally annoying. But on your Drupal site, you want users to comment and interact with your content, but you want to ensure that those comments are legit.
The beauty of Drupal is that you can customize it to get a site that is a unique representation of you and your company. Choosing a custom theme and modules is one way to make your hosted Drupal site stand out. However, if you have a developer, there are several modules that you need to install.
If you are looking for a powerful Content Management System (CMS), you should consider Drupal, one of my favorite platforms. The power of any CMS is that content managers for your website can easily make updates without having a development or coding background.