Drupal is known for its close-knit community and wealth of documentation, but those things don’t create the time and money needed to run an optimized and highly secure site. For that, companies turn to a hosting partner. There are several ways an expert Cloud Application Service Provider (CASP) could help your Drupal team. From supporting your servers and software, to supporting your network and security, and lastly, saving you time on those time-consuming tasks like updates and performance-tuning. Help does not stop there. Here’s how a CASP can help each of the key roles on your Drupal team perform more efficiently.
Site Builder/Designer/Themer: A CASP can set up your infrastructure such as web servers and databases so that the builder can focus only on their site. They can often offer best practice advice, such as what to cache, store in a code repo, etc.
The Developer: Though CASPs generally have policies against making changes to a customer’s codebase, they can dive into logs and review code to provide customers with insight on what to fix on their end.
DevOps: If you use the CASPs proprietary product, like Contegix Cascade, they can provide your site a deployment pipeline (dev -> staging -> prod). This offers you a one-click button to bring your site live and allows you to make database backups and move your site assets around.
Drupal is great, but just like any tool, it requires a substantial amount of time, money, and knowledge for it to function at its greatest potential. Fear not Drupal teams! An expert CASP can make your job easier, while increasing efficiency and security. To learn more about how a CASP can help your team, contact us.