Drupal Performance
Scaling to Enterprise Class
       Traffic Levels
Starting Point
• Drupal is a Web Content Management
  System (WCM)
• Drupal is
  – Open Source
  – LAMP (Linux, Apache, My...
Background
• Drupal is an open source product that
  competes with enterprise class web
  content management (WCM) product...
Solution Clusters
•   Drupal Core
•   Custom Module Development
•   Database Server Scaling
•   Application Server Scaling...
Drupal Core
• Drupal 6.x has 33 core modules
• While solid and fairly well tested, at
  high levels of traffic some core m...
Custom Module Development
• Custom modules designed and developed
  with feature and performance
  requirements are someti...
Application Servers
• Load balance multiple application servers
• Performance options include Zend and
  Quercus
• Simple ...
Image Servers
• Images on a SAN
• Load balanced image servers
Content Delivery Network
• All requests for images, javascript, and CSS
  is directed to a content delivery network
  (CDN...
Search Server Scaling
• SOLR
  – SOLR can be complex to set up and
    configure
  – Acquia offers a hosted SOLR option
Performance Wildcards
• Cloud based solutions
• Falcon Storage Engine for MySQL – not
  sure what effect Oracle purchase w...
Next Steps
• Learn how to scale cost effectively
• Learn how to replicate and load balance
  systems across multiple geogr...
Contact

     Arman Anwar
     arman@xululabs.com
     4301 University Drive, Suite 200
     Fairfax, VA
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Drupal is a powerful open source Web Content Management system. Scaling Drupal to 100s of 1,000s of registered sute members and 100s of 1,000s of page views a day can be challenging.

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Scaling Drupal

  1. 1. Drupal Performance Scaling to Enterprise Class Traffic Levels
  2. 2. Starting Point • Drupal is a Web Content Management System (WCM) • Drupal is – Open Source – LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) – Used by The Onion, MTV-UK, and LifetimeTV, among many others • Commercial support available from Acquia
  3. 3. Background • Drupal is an open source product that competes with enterprise class web content management (WCM) products • The Drupal community is working on multiple performance and scaling tasks
  4. 4. Solution Clusters • Drupal Core • Custom Module Development • Database Server Scaling • Application Server Scaling • Image Server Scaling • Content Delivery Network • Search Server Scaling
  5. 5. Drupal Core • Drupal 6.x has 33 core modules • While solid and fairly well tested, at high levels of traffic some core modules do encounter performance issues • Generally, core performance issues are known and have patches available
  6. 6. Custom Module Development • Custom modules designed and developed with feature and performance requirements are sometimes required • Drupal is designed to allow and even encourage custom module development
  7. 7. Application Servers • Load balance multiple application servers • Performance options include Zend and Quercus • Simple web objects cached with Squid • Complex web objects cached with memcached • Other – User sessions moved to memory – Database connection pooling
  8. 8. Image Servers • Images on a SAN • Load balanced image servers
  9. 9. Content Delivery Network • All requests for images, javascript, and CSS is directed to a content delivery network (CDN) • Image and web servers feed images, javascript, and CSS to the CDN
  10. 10. Search Server Scaling • SOLR – SOLR can be complex to set up and configure – Acquia offers a hosted SOLR option
  11. 11. Performance Wildcards • Cloud based solutions • Falcon Storage Engine for MySQL – not sure what effect Oracle purchase will have on this
  12. 12. Next Steps • Learn how to scale cost effectively • Learn how to replicate and load balance systems across multiple geographically distributed data centers
  13. 13. Contact Arman Anwar arman@xululabs.com 4301 University Drive, Suite 200 Fairfax, VA
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