Keeping your website in check

 

If you have a Drupal website that is struggling in terms of performance, reliability, or security issues, Adaptive's extensive knowledge and experience can help to identify and eliminate the causes of this.

Drupal is a powerful, highly configurable content management framework, capable of powering extremely busy and complex websites. With thousands of options and plugins to choose from when building a Drupal website though, it's vital that any website is built in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Drupal can be a complicated beast in the 'wrong hands' and performance issues often arise if a site is not built or maintained correctly or is hosted in an unsuitable environment.

Here at Adaptive, we've worked with many clients who have approached us because their existing website is suffering from performance issues which are dramatically impacting on the usability of the website for both visitors and admin users alike.

Through our experience as Drupal specialists, we're able to analyse the site and its hosting environment, identify the issues causing the performance problems and provide either recommendations or direct solutions for remedying the issues.

Performance and security work can be carried out on your site either as an ad-hoc service or part of an ongoing website support package.

We also provide Drupal site audits, both as part of our support onboarding processes or as a standalone service for organisations simply wanting an independent view of the current status of their website.

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Adaptive has provided really exemplary support, that first kept our site viable (after they inherited it from another developer), and then applied significant patches and upgrades. They've always moved fast when we have had an issue. Crucially, I also trust their judgement and honesty, and appreciate them offering a range of ways to fix a problem to fit our budget. They are personally a pleasure to work with, and I'd recommend them to anyone seeking to build or support a Drupal site.

Kate Smith, Digital Engagement Editor, IIC

Performance Tuning

 

For Drupal websites that are performing poorly or slow to load.

Through detailed hands-on testing and investigation by our Drupal specialists, we work to identify the issues behind the overall problem through a series of tests and checks.

We gather all our findings and recommendations into a detailed audit document. Actions can then be implemented by your current developers/agency or Adaptive can implement any required changes directly.

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Our Drupal Site Performance Audits include...

 

Performance profiling via standard server logs and tools such as NewRelic

Ensuring Drupal standards and best-practice have been followed when configuring the site

Examining the implementation of any caching or other performance tools and identifying opportunities for further improvements

Reviewing database tables for any issues and potential optimisation opportunities

Identifying any sub-optimal coding with custom modules/themes

Reviewing the hosting environment to check it is fit for purpose/has no obvious issues

Running Core Web Vitals tests to identify any pagespeed and other issues highlighted by Google's Insight tools

Examining any integrations with third-party services (e.g. importers) for potential performance impact

Drupal Security Audits

 

The Drupal platform as a whole has a fantastic security record and is trusted by some of the largest organisations in the world, including The White House and GCHQ.

However, Drupal's security is only as good as the implementation and maintenance of each individual installation.

To ensure your website doesn't fall victim to security breaches, Adaptive will carry out a security health check of your Drupal installation and provide you with a full technical audit document outlining the current status of your site and any recommendations for technical or security improvements.

As with our performance reviews, our findings can either be presented as a recommendations document for your current developer/agency or we can action any required changes for you directly.

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Our Drupal Security includes inspection and analysis of...

 

Drupal core and module versions, highlighting any essential security updates required

Drupal codebase integrity to check if any core or contributed modules have been amended (potentially causing problems when updating these)

File/directory permissions throughout the Drupal installation to ensure all are set to secure levels

Protection against site exploitation from cross-site scripting or injection

User settings, roles and permissions along with password policies and an audit of any user accounts of concern within the site

Any anti-spam measures in place on any exposed forms to ensure these sufficiently protect the site

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