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High Performance Drupal

Faster Hierarchies with Nested Sets and the Entity Reference Hierarchy module.

by Kim Pepper /

In Drupal 7 we used Node Hierarchy module to keep track of a hierarchy of pages. Node hierarchy ties directly to the menu system. When getting a list of all ancestors or descendents, it is a O(n) operation, and at least one site we use it on has a lot of nodes in the tree. Performance was terrible. Add to that it has no notion of revisions or forward revisions, so changing the parent and saving a draft can cause all sorts of issues with your menu. When the time came to update the site to Drupal 8, we took a different approach.

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Enterprise Drupal Hosting with Skipper

by Kim Pepper /

PreviousNext has worked closely with a large government agency on their public portal for the last few years. As one of the most visited Drupal sites in Australia with more than 7 million page views per month, the agency was seeking higher performance and cost efficiency from their Drupal hosting provider. 

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Continuous Integration as a Service

by pameeela /

As part of our development and support workflow, we have gradually built up a Continuous Integration (CI) platform to run automated tests and builds. It’s become such an essential part of our ever-growing toolkit that we are now offering it as a service to select customers.

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PreviousNext are AWS Consulting Partners for Enterprise Drupal Hosting

by Owen Lansbury /

With a rapidly expanding global infrastructure, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. PreviousNext are pleased to announce we’re now AWS Consulting Partners and Certified Solution Architects, offering diversity in enterprise-grade Drupal hosting and support for our clients.

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Building Sites & Systems - Aegir: Skynet for Drupal

by mig /

Aegir is a hosting system for managing rapid, automated provisioning and ongoing maintenance (upgrades, cloning, destroying) of Drupal sites. Aegir itself is made of Drupal - it consists of a Drupal frontend 'control panel' and a ‘backend’, which makes extensive use of Drush.

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