Drupal 7 Update Manager Unable to Connect via FTP

On some out-of-the-box configs Drupal 7 is unable to use the Update Manager to install modules and themes. There are many causes for this error, but a common on that has little coverage on the web is having mis-matched file/directory owners on the Linux file system.

Before you go crazy troubleshooting your FTP installation, port numbers and the like, attempt an FTP transfer using the same username, passowrd, port, etc through a standard FTP client. If it works, then try the following:

Connect to the Linux box through the shell. cd to the web root where your Drupal folder is located. Run the following command


Millions of Nodes in Drupal - disabling taxonomy references to speed it up?

From http://drupal.org/node/1129084

5 million nodes successfull Drupal installation

Posted by fstilman on April 16, 2011 at 3:30am

We are proud to announce that we were able to install a Drupal system with more than 6 million nodes, with excellent performance. It took a couple of days for us to tune some "out-of-the-box" settings that were not suitable for this kind of system, but after this, we got excellent performance.

More in detail, the "million node content type" is a new content type with CCK fields (more than 10 CCK fields) and something like 5 millions nodes of this content type. These CCK fields include node references and content taxonomy references.



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