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Drupal Hosting - What you get and how much it should cost

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Drupal sites perform best when they are deployed into a hosting environment tailored for Drupal. Learn what sort of questions to ask, what to look for, what to expect to pay, and how to measure what ...

Drupal sites perform best when they are deployed into a hosting environment tailored for Drupal. Learn what sort of questions to ask, what to look for, what to expect to pay, and how to measure what you get from a hosting company.

This session will cover the following:

* What does Drupal need from a hosting company?
* How can a hosting company influence the performance of Drupal?
* What can be done to test the performance of Drupal on a particular hosting company?
* How do I keep my hosting company accountable?
* What do I do if I want to move my site to another company?

Time will be planned to take questions from the audience about hosting Drupal as well.

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    Drupal Hosting - What you get and how much it should cost Drupal Hosting - What you get and how much it should cost Presentation Transcript

    • Drupal Hosting Mike Hostetler A Mountain Top, LLC @mikehostetler
    • A few assumptions ...
    • Assumption #1: Drupal needs hosting
    • Assumption #2: Not all hosting is created equal
    • Assumption #3: Not all Drupal needs the same hosting
    • This creates choices
    • A choice for you, as the Drupal expert
    • A choice for your client
    • How do I decide?
    • How do I help my client decide?
    • Ask the Drupal Spaceman
    • Just Kidding
    • Not Really ...
    • Decision #1 Decide what business you are in?
    • Are you a designer?
    • Are you a developer?
    • Do you want to get phone calls at 2am?
    • You probably don't
    • Hosting is a completely different business
    • Redirect Hosting FAIL Anger
    • Answer #1: Be the person who can call and yell at the hosting company on behalf of your client
    • Decision #2: Estimate the level of resources your site needs
    • Estimate your users
    • Estimate your nodes
    • Are you hosting or embedding Rich Media?
    • Estimate your traffic, in simultaneous users
    • Answer #2: Planning and projecting your resources is critical to choosing your hosting vendor
    • Decision #3: Choose the type of hosting & the vendor
    • There are 4 major types of hosting
    • Shared Hosting
    • Virtual Private Servers
    • Dedicated Single-Server
    • Dedicated Multi-Server
    • TIP: Google cares about hosting
    • TIP: You probably need less then you think ...
    • TIP: Shared hosting is like replacing a Ferrari's engine with a Hamster Wheel
    • TIP: Before choosing a vendor, submit a support ticket and time the response
    • How do I find a vendor?
    • http://drupal.org/hosting
    • Ask people at a Drupal Meetup or Camp
    • Decision #3: Choose the level of Drupal performance tuning
    • After the site is built ...
    • Administer -> Site Configuration -> Performance
    • Caching Mode: Normal
    • Advanced Caching: http://drupal.org/node/97347
    • Enable Page Compression
    • Enable Block Cache (if appropriate)
    • Optimize CSS Files
    • DO NOT Optimize Javascript Files
    • Test with Firebug and Yslow http://getfirebug.com http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow
    • Server Side Optimizations
    • APC – Alternative PHP Cache
    • APC – Alternative PHP Cache
    •  
    • Memcached
    • Decision #4 Plan how to keep your hosting company accountable
    • Netcraft Uptime Survey http://uptime.netcraft.com
    • Netcraft Uptime Survey http://uptime.netcraft.com
    • Pingdom http://pingdom.com
    • Many other tools ...
    • Thank You
    • Mike Hostetler A Mountain Top, LLC @mikehostetler http://amountaintop.com