Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Drupal installation.
Keeping a Drupal site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes several methods for updating a Drupal site: using Drush, using Softaculous, and doing a manual update.
The Drush command-line tool enables you to perform many administrative tasks for Drupal -- backups, restores, and much more. Learn how to use some of this powerful tool's features in this article.
Learn how to install Drush on your hosting account from the command line using PHP composer.
Learn how to configure and use Drush site aliases that are compatible with Drupal installations on A2 Hosting accounts.
Drupal CAPTCHA protection helps secure your site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actions. Learn how to add Drupal CAPTCHAs to your site here by using the CAPTCHA module.
Drupal includes a cron routine to carry out various maintenance tasks, and this article explains how to configure it.
Drupal's caching and logging features can cause the database to grow excessively large, affecting site performance. Learn how to optimize Drupal database usage by clearing the cache and configuring database logging in this article.
Learn how to work around a problem (and why it occurs) that may occur in default Drupal installations where the administration interface loads slowly.
Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Drupal site, either by using a module or editing a Drupal theme, to obtain statistics about visitor traffic in this article.
Learn how to integrate Drupal with the open-source Matomo (formerly Piwik) analytics platform to obtain statistics about visitor traffic. This article covers two methods for integrating Matomo with Drupal: using a module, and editing the theme directly.
If you are locked out of your Drupal administrator account and cannot use the e-mail password recovery feature, there are several ways you can reset the password. This article covers password resets by e-mail, using Drush, and by modifying the database directly.
To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Drupal to use memcached. This article covers how to install the memcached module and configure memcached settings. Please note that you must have a VPS or Dedicated Server to use memcached.
This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Drupal.
Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help improve Drupal site performance. This article shows you how to run a GTMetrix performance report and how to analyze the results.
Some Drupal modules can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn best practices on how to avoid malicious modules and how to look out for these modules (particularly image manipulation modules, related post & related product modules, and audit logging modules) in this article.
If you are experiencing problems with Drupal, it can be hard to know where to start looking for solutions. This article points you to common troubleshooting solutions such as disabling modules, blank pages, or missing content, as well as other common issues and how performance issues could be affecting Drupal.
You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Drupal. This article shows you how to enable SSL for Drupal, and the advantages of using Sectigo with Drupal.
Learn how to install Drupal Console on your account. Drupal Console is a command-line tool used for Drupal administration and development tasks.
This article describes how to manage URL redirects in Drupal using the Redirect module. Well-configured redirects help readers find your content, and can also help search engine optimization (SEO).
In this introduction, learn about the different types of Drupal modules -- core and contributed -- and how they can help you extend Drupal's functionality.