Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling cache and cron, part of Drupal: Simplify Sites with Drush.
Drupal is like an engine, a complex system with many moving parts working in…conjunction with one-another to deliver power.…By opening the metaphorical hood and working directly with the engine, using the…right tool, a properly equipped site administrator can quickly perform…potentially cumbersome tasks with ease.…This chapter will cover a number of tools and techniques useful for performing…low-level operations on a Drupal site.…Out of the box, Drupal provides a number of caching mechanisms to improve site…performance and avoid heavy or repetitive tasks.…
For example, both the menus and the blocks are extensively cached and Drupal…gives precedence to these caches over configuration stored in code.…This can present a problem when developing modules as code changes will not be…immediately shown on a site.…Additionally, when transferring a site between hosting environments, cache…settings for file locations and paths can cause problems when attempting to…access the transferred site without clearing the cache which tends to result in…
The course describes how to manage users, download and install modules and themes, archive and restore your entire site, and employ site variables for fast, full control over your Drupal sites. Plus, discover how to script an entire Drupal site installation with and without site profiles.
- What is Drush?
- Installing the prerequisite files
- Installing Drush with PEAR, manually, and just for Windows
- Installing Drupal sites
- Managing themes
- Controlling user access
- Controlling cache and cron
- Reading logs
- Updating modules