Western Massachusetts Drupal Camp

The Western Massachusetts Drupal Group, is sponsoring a Drupal Camp to be held Jan. 22, 2011 at UMass Amherst's modern two-year-old Integrated Science Building.

This site is in a cloud

This site, along with all others in the crotown.com domain, is now on a Rackspace Cloud Server.

A Smooth Transition for Boston Review

[This article describes, in overview, two recent migrations Cronen-Townsend Consulting carried out for Boston Review(BR).]

In order to host their upcoming OpenPublish-based site, BR started renting a Rackspace Cloud Server two months ago. This server will become the server for the new BR site, allows efficient changes to site structure, and can be scaled-up easily to support both their growing average needs and any anticipated spikes in traffic.

But their contract with their previous hosting provider expires on Nov. 31, 2010 and involves a two-year commitment. So, when the new web site was not yet ready to take over in early November, the decision was made to let the old contract lapse and port the old site to the new server. This solution avoided entering another two-year hosting contract to cover the time until the new site is completed, but created a new technical challenge: moving the current site to the new host, so that their site would continue to function (on the new host) when the contract for the old host expires a couple days from now.

Changing PHP's configuration file, php.ini

[This post is about making changes in PHP's configuration files when you have full command-line access to the underlying Ubuntu 10 server. The commands should be identical for other Unix-based web servers.]

An important step in setting up hosting of any web site is tailoring PHP to the needs of the code you will be running. You do this by changing PHP's initialization files which have the extension .ini. There is at least one initialization file, called php.ini, and there may be others.

Cloning Drupal sites - Part II: with root command-line access

This article is about making an exact duplicate of any live Drupal 6.x site onto one's local machine. It assumes you have a web server installed on your local machine and have root command-line access to the web server of the target site. It is the second and final part in a series of two articles. Part I addresses the case where you have (or use) only CPanel access.

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