Things to remember<br />Keep a test site apart from live site.<br />Perfection is an ideal concept.<br />Start with the basics<br />Get support at drupal.org<br />
Basic drupal configuration<br />Click on Administer>>site config link<br />Check out the site configuration section<br />First check out site information,enter basic details about site.<br />Front page can be changed from here<br />
File System<br />When site is deployed online, use a ftp client like filezilla and CREATE required directories in cgi-bin folder of your site and redirect these paths there.<br />These directories for security purposes must not be accessible from the web directly.<br />
Maintainance<br />In this mode go to localhost/mysite/?q=user to login as administrator<br />
Admin>>Reports<br />If you’r site seems to malfunction you might to able to pinpoint the module causing the problem at recent log entries.<br />Status report tells you if theres a major problem with site in general.<br />Other general site statistics available only if statistics module is enabled and configured.<br />
Things to remember<br />Navigation<br />Install administration menu module. The module renders all administrative menu items below 'administer' in a clean, attractive and purely CSS-based menu at the top of your website.<br />Tune your SEO<br />Use Nodewords,page title and global redirect for a SEO firendly website.<br />Use robots.txt to avoid duplicate content.<br />
BACKUP, BACKUP and then keep one more BACKUP<br />Backup and Migrate module takes care of everything…<br />Keep file backups from site cpanel menu.<br />Use a good server hosting service<br />Look at a lot of hosting providers.<br />Look for the drupal icon for compatibility.<br />Ask for 96mb of php memory. [more if you have insane number of modules]<br />
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