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Read these articles to learn how to customize and optimize your Drupal installation.

Optimizing Drupal

Learn how to optimize your Drupal site in this article.

Updating Drupal

Keeping a Drupal site updated is important for stability and security reasons. This article describes several methods for updating a Drupal site.

Using Drush for Drupal

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.

Installing Drush manually

You may need to install a newer version of Drush that is compatible with the latest Drupal versions. This article shows you how.

Configuring Drush site aliases for Drupal

Learn how to configure Drush site aliases that are compatible with Drupal installations on A2 Hosting accounts.

Adding CAPTCHA protection to a Drupal site

CAPTCHA protection helps secure your Drupal site, and reduces the amount of spamming by bots and other malicious actors. Learn how to add CAPTCHAs to your site here.

Configuring the Drupal cron routine

Drupal includes a cron routine to carry out various maintenance tasks, and this article explains how to configure it.

Optimizing Drupal database usage

Drupal's caching and logging features can cause the database to grow excessively large, affecting site performance. Learn how to optimize Drupal database usage in this article.

Slow administration pages in Drupal

Learn how to work around a problem that may occur in default Drupal installations where the administration interface loads slowly.

Using Google Analytics with Drupal

Learn how to use Google Analytics with your Drupal site to obtain statistics about visitor traffic.

Using Piwik with Drupal

Learn how to integrate Drupal with the open-source Piwik analytics platform.

Resetting the Drupal administrator password

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 shows you how.

Configuring Drupal to use memcached

To help improve your site's performance, you can configure Drupal to use memcached. Please note that you must have a VPS or Flex Dedicated Server to use memcached.

Using APC or OPcache with Drupal

This article discusses using APC or OPcache with Drupal.

Using GTMetrix to improve Drupal performance

Learn how you can use the information in GTMetrix performance reports to help improve Drupal site performance.

Identifying and avoiding harmful Drupal modules

Some Drupal modules can negatively affect site and server performance. Learn how to look out for these modules in this article.

Troubleshooting Drupal

If you are experiencing problems with Drupal, it can be hard to know where to start looking for solutions. This article is here to help.

Enabling SSL for Drupal

You have purchased and installed an SSL certificate, and now you want to use it with Drupal. This article shows you how.