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Performance of Drupal Sites

August 6th, 2010
Silicon Valley Drupal User Group meeting is planned on
"How to Improve the performance of Drupal sites" Topics Include:

  • Optimization techniques

  • Performance parameters

  • Tips and tricks

  • Do`s and Dont`s associated with performance of Site

  • Know your server and define it well based on performance expectation

  • Modules and coding practices specific to Drupal

Discussions with:
Kieran Lal : Kieran Lal is a Drupal community adventure guide at Acquia and Board Member at Drupal Association. He also contributes as redesign lead, infrastructure team and fundraiser, admin,security and testing coordinator at

  • Discussion with Kieran Lal. Performance Optimization and latest updates on Drupal 7 and current, Performance improvement features:

    • Drupal caching: pages, blocks, views, etc

    • CSS & Javascript aggregation

    • PHP memory usage

    • MySQL queries

    • About Core and performance specific improvements in D7

    • Module selection and activation

    • 3rd party scripts and styles

    • Use of asynchronous requests

    • Gzip compression

    • Core search in use

    • Enabled Apache & PHP modules

    • Representative page inspection

    • Load testing

    • Views query performance

    • Monitor server load

    • Database engine

    Mike Mayo : Mike has been an evangelist and a contributor to open source projects, He would field the hosting queries and may demonstrate the best practices and scenarios and discuss eco systems fit for your Drupal sites. Mike is a mobile developer too and gets the credit to build the Rackspace and Slicehost apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

  • Scalability pointers from server side: Chef to setup Drupal clusters in the cloud. Also, Halosys engineers will demonstrate few recent launches and how they achieved the drastic improvement in performance of Drupal sites. Cheers! Manish

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to see a 2nd in this topic series that focuses on system architecture of high traffic sites.

    August 7, 2010

  • Lynda R.

    As always, Avi and Manish bring us the best presenters. This was an exceptionally good evening and a good use of our time. Michael and Kieren were both amazing. Thank you, again.

    August 7, 2010

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