Chapter 12. Running Drupal

In this chapter we will cover:

  • System maintenance
  • Setting up a backup system
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) with Drupal
  • Securing a Drupal installation
  • Configuring Drupal caching
  • Running commands with the Drush tool


This chapter is about the on-going tasks associated with running a Drupal site and tuning it for optimal performance.

In the recipe System maintenance, we will see how to keep the site well maintained, by regularly updating the modules, and monitoring the status of the site.

An essential consideration for any website is its backup procedure. In the recipe Setting up a backup system, we will create an on-going and automated backup system, which safely backs up the database and user files.

Running a successful ...

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