Building Bridges, Connecting CommunitiesJAMES BROBERG (METACDN)TRACK: IMPROVING DRUPAL PERFORMANCE AND THE TEAMSTHAT BUILD...
It’s a problem becauseAbandon rate 40%Sales 75%Advertising response ConversionsSearch ranking Negative signalBrand Loyalty...
1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
Sanity check your pre-reqs• Increase PHP memory to sane value• Install a PHP cache (e.g. APC)• Stores compiled PHP in-memo...
Optimise your code• Be aware of best practice optimizations• Run your site though Google PageSpeed or YSlow to getrecommen...
1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
Cache dynamic pages• Basic Drupal page cache in D7 core• Boost static page caching in D6/7• Need Clean URLs enabled first• ...
Serve static content faster• Varnish or Nginx reverse proxy can befaster again• Static files served by reverse proxy• Dynam...
1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
“Operator, Can youconnect me to drupal.org?”• Most “free” DNS servers from your webhost are not very good• Global “anycast...
Go global with a CDN• Site optimizations do not bring yourusers any closer to your site.• CDN caches your site pages & con...
Booth # 334
Building Bridges, Connecting CommunitiesEvaluate this session at:portland2013.drupal.org/schedule.Thank you!What did you t...
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Dr James Broberg, founder of innovative content delivery network MetaCDN and respected author on Cloud Computing, will demystify the world of website performance to help you turbo charge your Drupal websites. Find out what's slowing your site down, what you can do about it and what tools & techniques can you start using with Drupal today.

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Turbo charge your Drupal site performance

  1. 1. Building Bridges, Connecting CommunitiesJAMES BROBERG (METACDN)TRACK: IMPROVING DRUPAL PERFORMANCE AND THE TEAMSTHAT BUILD DRUPAL SITESTURBO CHARGE YOURDRUPAL WEBSITE
  2. 2. It’s a problem becauseAbandon rate 40%Sales 75%Advertising response ConversionsSearch ranking Negative signalBrand LoyaltyAfter 3 seconds ...
  3. 3. 1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
  4. 4. Sanity check your pre-reqs• Increase PHP memory to sane value• Install a PHP cache (e.g. APC)• Stores compiled PHP in-memory• Turn on MySQL Query Cache• Make repetition work for you• Make repetition work for you (HIT!)
  5. 5. Optimise your code• Be aware of best practice optimizations• Run your site though Google PageSpeed or YSlow to getrecommendations• Some basic hooks in Drupal Core 6/7• CSS is aggregated + compressed• JS is aggregated (not compressed)
  6. 6. 1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
  7. 7. Cache dynamic pages• Basic Drupal page cache in D7 core• Boost static page caching in D6/7• Need Clean URLs enabled first• Human, cache and SEO friendly!• Delivers big performance gains foranonymous (not logged in) traffic
  8. 8. Serve static content faster• Varnish or Nginx reverse proxy can befaster again• Static files served by reverse proxy• Dynamic (PHP) served by Apache• “Snapshots” of dynamic pages can evenbe cached/served via proxy
  9. 9. 1. Get your house in order2. Prepare for stormy weather3. Expand your empire
  10. 10. “Operator, Can youconnect me to drupal.org?”• Most “free” DNS servers from your webhost are not very good• Global “anycast” DNS servers are fasterand more reliable• Affordable offerings from Rackspaceand Amazon (no excuses)• Enterprise offerings from Dyn, UltraDNS
  11. 11. Go global with a CDN• Site optimizations do not bring yourusers any closer to your site.• CDN caches your site pages & contentat the edge, closer to customers• Bulk of content served from CDN• Drupal CDN module makes integrationpainless
  12. 12. Booth # 334
  13. 13. Building Bridges, Connecting CommunitiesEvaluate this session at:portland2013.drupal.org/schedule.Thank you!What did you think?

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