Installing and configuring Node.js on Ubuntu 12.04 for localhost and external multi-site Drupal installations

First, get the pre-requsite packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential g++ libssl-dev curl git

Then, install the Python Software Properties package:

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties

Add the repository for node.js:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chris-lea/node.js

Run updates:

sudo apt-get update

Install Node.js and Node Package Manager:

Configuring GoDaddy shared hosting for Drupal performance

Here are some basic tips on getting the most out of your GoDaddy shared hosting account for Drupal:

  • Ensure that RewriteBase is set in Drupal's root .htaccess file
  • Ensure that there is only one instance of php.ini in your hosting root
  • To get changes you make to php.ini picked up by PHP, change the the name of php.ini to php5.ini
  • Increase your PHP memory limit in php5.ini
  • Disable FastCGI
  • Use the Boost module

Performing major Drupal revision upgrades

In Drupalese, upgrade is typically used to refer to the process of migrating to the next major release branch of Drupal, as in upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. The related term, update, refers to the process of performing minor stability or security updates for modules and core within in the same major release branch of Drupal, as in updating from Drupal 6.19 to Drupal 6.20. This guide covers major revisions upgrades only. 

These notes were compiled in the process of upgrading from Drupal 6.20 to 7.0-rc3. Links to reference resources can be found below.

Drupal multi-site setup on IIS 6.0, FastCGI 1.0, and PHP 5.2.11

It is possible to have a Drupal multi-site setup on IIS 6.0, using the FastCGI extension to connect to PHP. In fact, it is necessary to use FastCGI rather than ISAPI to have a multi-site setup, as well as to be able to setup up Clean URLs. FastCGI also tends to be faster than ISAPI because it recycles processes for server requests.

Installing multi-core Apache SOLR and Tomcat6 for Drupal 7 with Tika on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

First, open up your command line interface, and perform your system updates:

Download updates:

sudo apt-get update

Install updates:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, install the suite of Tomcat6 server packages since you can use aptitude to do this. The packages are:

Drupal server set-up for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx)

First, do a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Run updates out-of-the-box:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install build-essential and curl

sudo aptitude install build-essential
sudo apt-get install curl

Install LAMP server

sudo tasksel install lamp-server

Enable mod_rewrite in Apache2 to enable Clean URLs in Drupal

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