Monitoring Drupal website or blog

20 Oct

Drupal is an open-source web content management framework similar to WordPress. Companies such as PayPal, GreenPeace, and The Weather Channel all make use of Drupal for their website. Drupal focuses more on the backend of the sites however clients can still customize their user interface by downloading over 2000 free themes. These themes are created by a theming engine called Twig. This theming engine has a syntax that is less complex than any other PHP template and thus it is more secure. This web content management framework is more sophisticated and might be more difficult to use for some clients however if a company needs a more complex website, Drupal might be the software to choose.

Drupal logos | Drupal.org

Should Drupal be monitored?

It is imperative that any website that is created using Drupal is monitored as issues can still arise with the site which could then have a very negative effect on the company itself. Therefore, the priority is to get 99.9% uptime and limit the downtime of the website as much as possible. The more downtime the website experiences the more customers are put off and this results in less revenue for the company and other competitors gain more clients. Even the biggest of companies suffer from downtimes such as Amazon (as discussed in the first blog article) and Slack which is a communication platform used by businesses. Microsoft also had an outage originating in their data center in Dublin which particularly affected Microsoft Azure’s cloud services. Luckily, they managed to resolve the issue within a day, minimising the consequences as a result. 

How can downtime consequences be minimised?

The less time it takes to notice and resolve the downtime, the less money will be lost as a result to the downtime. Unfortunately, the time to solve the issue cannot be controlled and it very much depends on the issue at hand. However, the time to identify the issue can be easily reduced. With a website uptime monitor such as Netumo, one can immediately discover any issues with the website and therefore, all that would remain is to solve the issue. Such issues include SSL Certificates expiring, slow response times, database failures, etc. Netumo is second to none for its value for money and, when using any of the paid plans, anyone can monitor more than one website more frequently to increase the chances that any downtime is picked up as quickly as possible. The up and running new User Interface will upgrade the user experience with Netumo which should make the monitoring easier and more convenient. Apart from monitoring the uptime of the site, Netumo also gives the client important information by generating reports. Information such as response times can be analyzed to understand where the website can improve. 

Graphical user interface, chart

Description automatically generated

In Conclusion

If any IT admin of any company is using Drupal to create the website, he or she should consider using Netumo to monitor the website. Uptime Monitoring is vital for any site to reduce the significant risks of downtime which could lose the company the client’s trust. Netumo assures all its customers that when using the monitoring application, they will be notified immediately if any one of the monitors discovers of any downtime. 

Get your free Netumo trial account on www.netumo.com to monitor your Drupal website free of charge.