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Drupal®: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites by Cindy McCourt

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Monitoring-Related Tasks

Drupal comes with several reports that display site status, logs, performance data, and feedback, depending on how you have configured your site. These reports are your tools for monitoring the activity on your site. You can monitor your site daily or weekly, whichever supports your needs.

Monitoring, however, is not limited to the regular intervals you define. There might be times when you want to increase your monitoring. For instance, assume your site supports events and as part of those events, users will visit your site and perform a task during a specific range of dates. As a result, you might need to monitor your site's performance continuously during that time to ensure that your site performs as needed under the additional load. Monitoring helps you detect issues and address them in a timely manner. Of course, the assumption at this time is that you have planned a production environment that can handle load spikes.

image Chapter 6, “Planning Development,” discusses different types of hosting plans. Recall that cloud hosting offers the ability to adjust to fluctuations in server loads.

This section discusses the following basic tasks:

  • Monitoring logs
  • Monitoring updates
  • Monitoring performance
  • Monitoring feedback

Monitoring Logs

Logs are records of system events. Your system is made up of your Drupal site and the environment in which it runs. System ...

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