Which is a best webhosting for Drupal

I know web hosting is so unreliable these days. Its full of made up promises with fine prints.  Unlimited space - is a hype. It's a marketing gimmick. Don't fall for it!Sometimes it's  difficult to find good web hosts with great support.

So how do you find a  web host company which can best support your drupal website, Such that whenever there is a problem, someone can solve it quickly.

Drupal MemCached Integration

Though drupal has built-in cache mechanism, by default, Drupal will save all its caches to database, which means, every time you hit a cache, there will be a database query. This is obviously not the best solutions.

To speed up your site's cache, a better way is use a 3rd party caching system, such as Memcached, and stores all caches in memory. And in this article, we will tell you how to integrate Memcached with drupal.

Applying patch to Drupal module - Video

This video goes through the process of finding a patch from the Drupal.org issue queue, and then applying it to a contributed module.

Advanced theming in drupal - Video

Check this video which gives good overview of template.php and the powerful things you can do with that. This Advanced Theming in Drupal 7 series picks up where the Theming Basics with Drupal 7 left off. This video gives a high-level overview of the the template.php file, which is where a lot of the theming preprocess functions, form alters and other PHP logic within each theme is located. This series will cover the new page rendering system, and shows you the process of iterating through the theming process with the use of various debugging statements and the theme developer tool.

Drupal and Twitter integration ( Posting , Tweeting, Pulling )

Drupal gives you a variety of ways in which you can integrate with twitter. Following are the list of different ways you can integrate to post you nodes , tweet , pull from twitter and much more.. Read on…

Common mistakes made by Drupal developers and how to avoid .

10 Common mistakes made by Drupal developers when building drupal websites and how to avoid them.

  1. Not installing Themes and modules in the right directories

This causes issues later on, when you have to upgrade the drupal to next version . Follow the directory structure recommended, that way it will be easy to debug.

Stopping spam in Drupal – Users, Posts, Comments

One of the most common problems faced by many drupal sites is tons of spam, There are either spam users or spam content or spam comments. There are all sort of nasty things that happen by spammers and it is a huge risk to the website’s credibility and growth. Read on for detailed analysis and recommendations on preventing spam

I personally would not visit a forum again if the content is unmoderated and spam. So how do you avoid the spam. There are three methods

Automatically

Uploading large audio files and Bulk uploading.

If you are using audio module in drupal there is a limit to size of audio files which can be uploaded. After much research I have found that the following can be used to increase the filesize limit of audio files.  and also to bulk upload your audios


Method 1:

Modify .htaccess file :

Add the following lines

php_value post_max_size 200M
php_value upload_max_filesize 200M
php_value max_execution_time 1000
php_value max_input_time 1000

How-To: 

Reasonable hourly rate for drupal development.

A common question is what is a reasonable hourly rate for drupal programmer or developers. While the range is anywhere between $12 to $110 per hour, it really depends on the complexity of the programming you are asking for.

If you are developing new modules plus custom theme, which is complex in nature the rates can be as high as $100 per hour.

If you are just modifying existing module with minor modification it can be around $40 per hour or less.

Drupal Vs Sharepoint Comparison

 Drupal Vs Sharepoint

Drupal and Sharepoint both have their pluses and minuses. It’s a tough choice for many organizations , but many are moving to Drupal recently

Let’s see some of the differences between Drupal and Microsoft Sharepoint based on my understanding

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