The success of a website depends on many aspects, its maintenance being the most crucial. Only a well maintained website will have a vibrant impact on the visitors. The below checklist helps you ensure that your Drupal website is well oiled time to time.
Backups and Maintenance
- Cron - If cron is not running, your database will get bloated. Configure cron to run correctly after ensuring nothing unwanted happens with cron eg: Mails, Subscriptions, Payments etc
- Backups - Regular database backups are essential. Check out the Backing up and migrating section for more information.
- Statistics - You'll want to monitor your site going forward. Do you plan to use Drupal core statistics, or have you set up another service such as Google Analytics?
- Check Reports > Recent log entries for errors and warnings, such as missing files or URLs. Check that there are no red flags in Status Report.