Our school is in in higher education and planning to migrate our website(s) onto Drupal. Any community members here who are also in higher education care to share which hosting company they've chosen and how that host is working out for the campus?
Like many users I have a testing machine and production ready machine. I have be began using drupal 7 during its final days; I made several quality websites with d7. Eventually, I stopped my learning and waited for d8.
When using d7 i effortlessly created a tar file of the particular d7 website and used mysqldump to save the database. When I move to the production sever there was no hassle. I 1) untarred the directory and 2) mysql the file back into the database. Everything worked.
I am working on a directory search type of site to locate stores at Canada and US by using Drupal 7.
Main module I have used --
4. Address field (to store the store address)
5. Views (to list down the doctors with proximity search)
6. feed module
There are around 1.5 to 1.8 Lacs of address in csv files.
1. With feed module it will create 1.5 to 1.8 lacs node.
2. Also, 1.5 to 1.8 lacs users will be created.