Perhaps the most difficult thing to understand when it comes to making your new website live, is the DNS configuration. DNS helps your browser know where to go looking for your website content. Nameservers are where the DNS records are stored. The biggest challenge you can face when going live is knowing where your nameservers are hosted because they can be moved around by anyone with access to your registrar (GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc.).
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Email is a fantastic tool, but can be very unreliable at times. If your Drupal website uses web forms you probably use email to notify you when a form on your site has been submitted. You might find that you’re not receiving those emails for one reason or another, so here are a few troubleshooting tips to try when that happens.
All our sites are built with best-practice workflows on Pantheon. Here’s why you should keep it there.
Pantheon ensures your website will continue to perform at high speeds, with minimal need for support. The platform automatically does much of the work required to keep professional-grade Drupal sites fast, secure, and scalable.
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Every dollar you spend on web development should contribute to the growth of your business. Using open-source CMS like Drupal brings you closer to that goal, as developers don't need to start from scratch. However, they must still spend many hours on system administration. Pantheon allows you to funnel 100% of your investment in web development directly to the high-value features and strategy that grow your business. And not just while your website is in development, but for its entire lifetime.
Web forms on your website can be very helpful tools. They can be used to gather data about potential customers or give current customers a convenient option to ask for help. On the other hand, they can be the source of some inconveniences as well. Spam is an ever-increasing problem, and having web forms on your site is an invitation to spammers everywhere to fill your inboxes with garbage.
What is a Spambot?
A spambot is an automated computer program designed to assist in the sending of spam emails or populate website forms. These programs continue to get more intelligent and now people have become a big part of spamming in recent years. Where there is cheap labor, people can be hired at an extremely low cost to do nothing but fill out forms and send emails.
Often times, we would like to use videos to visually convey a thought or process. It might be easier to explain what you want to say using video footage, but embedding videos on your web page can seem like a difficult thing to do. On a Drupal site, it is actually quite simple.
The important thing to know is that Drupal makes it very simple as long as the video resides on an online video site, such as YouTube or Vimeo. Putting video files directly into the Drupal system will result in inconsistent results, depending on the users' software. Using YouTube or Vimeo, avoids those inconsistencies by providing an embed code for your video that can be placed directly into the code for your web page. The embed code will allow you to utilize the video site's player software to display the video, so everyone gets to see the video in the exact same format.