Commit c7aec26d authored by Arto's avatar Arto

#325281 by Ian Ward: Added blurb about UN StandAgainstPoverty.org to USERS.txt.

parent 55fdc072
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It is hoped that the cases described here may serve as useful guides for new
Boost users evaluating how to best implement static caching on their site.
If you would like to add your website to this list, please contact the
author at http://drupal.org/user/26089/contact, describing your site and
setup. Try to keep the description to a paragraph or two, and don't forget
to include your name and the URL to your website. Note that additions to
this list are posted at the author's sole discretion, and submissions may be
abridged or edited for grammar.
Stand Against Poverty <http://www.standagainstpoverty.org>
United Nations campaign website used to organize events and report event
attendance for events at which nearly 117 million people worldwide
participated. The events seek to raise awareness about poverty and
highlight effort around the United Nations Millennium Development Goals
that seek toward reducing global poverty. The website runs on a cluster
of 4 load-balanced Apache web servers and a single database server.
Boost is used to reduce the overall resource usage consumed by anonymous
visitors on the site in order to devote more infrastructure resources
toward event organizers who sign in as authenticated users to create
events and report event attendance tallies. The Stand Against Poverty
site is is 4 languages, and uses the i18n module. Boost was used with
this patch http://drupal.org/node/174380#comment-663794 to allow for the
use of Boost on i18n sites. While there is still a substantial amount of
traffic on the website during the 3 day campaign, the impact of
anonymous traffic (which includes all traffic, until users sign in) is
greatly reduced.
Hosting infrastructure for StandAgainstPoverty.org provided by the good
folks at http://www.advomatic.com
Development Seed writes more about the campaign on their blog at:
http://www.developmentseed.org/blog/2008/oct/22/united-nations-uses-drupal-huge-anti-poverty-event
http://www.developmentseed.org/blog/2008/oct/23/improving-drupals-performance-boost-module-uns-millennium-campaign
Arto Bendiken <http://bendiken.net/>
Personal website of the author. Boost is used to cache virtually every
page on the site, quite significantly improving response times despite
the sometimes sluggish shared hosting the site runs on. An additional
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such as posting comments obviously don't work until MySQL access is
restored, however).
If you would like to add your website to this list, please contact the
author at http://drupal.org/user/26089/contact, describing your site and
setup. Try to keep the description to a paragraph or two, and don't forget
to include your name and the URL to your website. Note that additions to
this list are posted at the author's sole discretion, and submissions may be
abridged or edited for grammar.
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