Testing Drupal Site Performance Across Browsers, Geographies and Networks


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  • Acquia spent over 10 engineer years creating this Drupal-tuned PaaS which makes developing, deploying, and maintaining sites easy. It’s built on top of Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud, and our environment is highly-available with elastic resources. We can increase capacity with or without notice, to ensure our customers sites enjoy the 99.95% uptime that we commit to.TECHNICAL DECK UPDATE: We’re providing a managed cloud with full operational updates/management/also support the Drupal application itself. What’s Remote Administration, What’s advisory support, What’s break fix, what can you get in forums? Add TAM. Types of support – break fix, advisory, remote admin, operations support, TAM.
  • Secondly, the Acquia Network also provides customers with access to an extensive Drupal knowledgebase, which includes forums, tips, tricks and how-to’s for Drupal innovation.TECHNICAL UPDATE – NONE – this should be a demonstration
  • Lastly, the Acquia Network subscription comes with a dashboard view of over 10 cloud service tools that test and optimize your Drupal application. Technical update
  • Testing Drupal Site Performance Across Browsers, Geographies and Networks

    1. 1. Testing Drupal Site Performance AcrossBrowsers, Geographies and NetworksBob Buffone Jess IandiorioCTO and Co-founder Sr. Director, Cloud ProductYottaa, Inc. Marketing Acquia
    2. 2. Acquia Network Support One singular support service Answers from 60+ experts For both Drupal and Infrastructure issues
    3. 3. Acquia Network Knowledgebase Help & How to Articles 300+ hours of Drupal training videos And many more resources
    4. 4. Acquia Network Tools & ServicesIntegrated cloud tools that enhance and extend your site
    5. 5. Measuring your website in different ways!!! June 13th, 2012Yottaa Inc.http://www.yottaa.com
    6. 6. Agenda• The Web… Its complicated• Things that make a website slow• Human factors of web performance• How can you make your website faster?• Tweet – @rockstarapps – @yottaa 6
    7. 7. WHY MEASURE IT? © 2011 Yottaa Inc. All Rights Reserved. 7
    8. 8. In between your visitors and you 8
    9. 9. websitetest.com 9
    10. 10. http://content.foxsearchlight.com/inside 10
    11. 11. Variability in Locations 11
    12. 12. Variability in ConnectivityConnectivity makes a big difference. Think about your experience on your phonecompared to your office. 12
    13. 13. Variability in BrowserBrowser differences can create surprising differences • Connection Management • JavaScript Engines • Rendering Speed 13
    14. 14. THINGS THAT MAKE YOURWEBSITE SLOW © 2011 Yottaa Inc. All Rights Reserved. 14
    15. 15. Lots of Requests• Product owners want rich websites – Rich in User Experience – Rich in Visual Presentation• Achieving richness requires more resources to be downloaded to the client – CSS – HTML – JavaScript – Images 15
    16. 16. Content Breakdownhttp://www.websitetest.com/ui/samples/4fd7e310cacea0731000019c#visualizations 16
    17. 17. Large Resources• Many of the resources that you need to load can be made fatter than required – HTML, CSS, JavaScript – Add lots of comments and white space – Images • Use images that are larger than displayed on the webpage • Always use the highest quality settings• Turn off gzip compression on your server 17
    18. 18. Large assets take longer to download 18
    19. 19. Large assets take longer to download 776KB 19
    20. 20. Bad Servers• There are many things that can make your servers slow – Poorly written code – Bad database design – Sharing a server with others – Old Servers – Not enough memory – Slow hard drives 20
    21. 21. Large assets take longer to download 21
    22. 22. 3rd Party Plugins• Bloggers love to make their websites slow using plugins. – Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn – Photo plugins…• Not utilizing asynchronous loading of 3rd party resources. 22
    23. 23. Marketing Loves SocialSocial adds LOTS of resources -> 86 JavaScript, imagesand CSS. 23
    24. 24. Other things you can do• Redirect from www to non-www using client-side – Use a 301 redirection instead of 302• 404s – usually take longer• Run JavaScript code while your page is loading.• Only look at how fast your site is from your desktop• Think your website is fast enough• Do not test your websites performance• Think your developers would never do any of these things 24
    25. 25. HUMAN FACTORS © 2011 Yottaa Inc. All Rights Reserved. 25
    26. 26. Human Factors• Desire for Social• Desire to increase functionality• Lack of understanding about the impact of performance on the business• Lack of understanding about what makes a website slow or fast• Lack of the ability to determine if there is a problem• Lack of time to test and fix issues 26
    27. 27. Thank you for your timeBob (Buffone)CTO/Co-founderwww.yottaa.com 27
    28. 28. Questions• For more information visit: http://www.acquia.com• Contact us: sales@acquia.com or 888.9.ACQUIA• Follow us: @acquia• Comments welcome:• Jess.iandiorio@Acquia.com Today’s webinar recording will be posted to: http://acquia.com/resources/recorded_webinars