Managed Drupal Hosting

Intelligently Scaling Drupal Sites

 

The Drupal CMS platform from Drupal.org comes with a powerful blend of features and supports a variety of websites ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven websites. Drupal won the prestigious 2008 Best Overall Open Source CMS for the third year in a row. Some of the benefits of using Drupal as a CMS are also some of the pitfalls with scaling Drupal. Drupal's community driven Module contributions give Drupal developers access to a wide range of functionality. However, with broad-reaching functionality comes a wide range of resource constraints, software bugs, and modules that simply do not work as advertised.

Colocube has extensive experience hosting, tuning and scaling Drupal websites from our close relationship with our sister company, Glick Interactive. Glick Interactive has built some of the largest Drupal websites and worked with Colocube to host, tune and scale their customer's websites. This website (www.colocube.com) is a Drupal website.

Colocube has developed test harnesses, best practices network topologies and tuning specifications for Apache, MySQL, HA Proxy and Memcache to optimize your Drupal website and provide a roadmap to scale the site to millions of transactions per day without having to modify your Drupal code or write custom modules.