Oct 18, 2013

Anyone who used Drupal 6 at scale knew that Pressflow 6 was pretty great. It forked Drupal and added several performance enhancements, including the ability to use external caches. Since Drupal 7 incorporated lots of the Pressflow 6 features, what's the deal with Pressflow 7?

May 9, 2013

If you run a website based on PHP, and have your source files on a network file system like NFS, OCFS2, or GlusterFS, and combine it with PHP's open_basedir protection, you'll quickly notice that the performance will degrade substantially. If you want to isolate your websites from each other (or from the rest of the operating system), how can you retain any shred of performance?

Dec 19, 2012

MAMP on OS X is a great way to quickly get started on Apache/MySQL/PHP development locally on a Mac. Unfortunately, I've found th

Aug 29, 2012

As I've said before, we love drush. It's hard to imagine doing Drupal work without it. If OS X is your workstation, it's pretty simple to install with pear, as described on the project page. Let's review that method and cover two others, git and Homebrew, and how to keep them updated.

All commands listed below are to be executed on the command line with the Terminal application. But if you use Drush regularly then you already knew that!

Apr 24, 2012

In each of my posts on setting up a local development environment on OS X, it's mentioned that you need to add your website's domain, even though it's local, in your /etc/hosts