Drupal website technical audit

Only quality technical audit and fixes based on it can predict and save your website from crushes and losing your money.

A lot of business owners desire to have a completely stable and working website, but they even don’t know how many efforts they should put to succeed with the technical audit. First of all, there needs to find highly skilled developers, who love their job and will be able to provide you with quality Drupal site technical audit. What about our guys? Yes, every day they learn different tips to know how to satisfy our customers. 

Big companies and well-known startups demonstrate over and over again that there is a direct correlation between the time it takes for the site to respond and your levels of user engagement, conversations, and ultimately revenue. 

As a routine audit process in our web development services, we require to get a site’s credentials or its archive to review the Drupal core and its modules to understand the quality of the code, critical errors to be fixed, incorrect work of the functionalities that lead to the site’s crashes and so on. Moreover, it's perfect to access to client’s server and check whether malicious code is present or identify hacked files, malware, site vulnerabilities and so on. If your website is broken because of bug, all developers are going to work around the clock to fix it as fast as possible. Technical issues should be receiving the same level of attention. 
That’s why the technical audit is the key to success. Ready to learn more?

On this page, you’ll find the approximate list of tools we use for the technical site’s audit

1.  Blackfire.

What makes your website slow? You cannot fix that you are not aware of. 

Blackfire is a performance management solution. The core technology is a profiler, but the product is way more than that. Blackfire fits in our development workflow by providing the following key features: debug, finding hidden bottlenecks, trend analyses, automate test performance testing, give fast feedback to developers, avoid regressions, and guarantee that the website can be deployed with confidence. 

Blackfire can be used during the development as a super-charge profile on our local machines, on testing servers, it helps automate performance management by running tests to continuously check code behaviour, or running integration scenarios to find the regulations and check the budget. On Staging environment, Blackfire can be used to validate performance improvements or decide when code is ready to be deployed to production. And finally, on the Production server, it identifies the root causes of performance issues, understands how code behaves under stress and find the security issues.

2.  Xhprof.  

The oldest pure-profilers in the PHP world. 

Xhprof is one of the useful tools we use in the Drupal development process. XHProf is a profiler developed to analyze PHP code and applications. Created and open-sourced by Facebook, but unfortunately, it is no longer maintained by Facebook. XHProf works as a passive profiler, which means it will work in the background while having minimum impact on the application’s performance, making it suitable to be used in production environments.

Tideways, Xdebug profiling and others - are our daily helpers in our web development services. Comparing the most popular profiler and proposing our customer’s the best ones - is our target. So make sure, we know how to get the right information at the right moment.