Chapter 11. Maintaining and Updating a Drupal Site
Maintaining a production site
In my humble opinion, one of the most important aspects of maintaining a production site is ensuring it's up-to-date and haxxor-proof. Provided a site is well-built, the only real tasks you'll be responsible for are checking server logs, creating site reports, and updating Drupal core or contributed modules.
Make sure the Update Manager is enabled! The Update Manager sends you e-mails whenever there's an update available on a site you've built. It's normally enabled when a site is installed using the standard install profile (see Chapter 2), but simply navigate to Reports ...