Drupal 6 Performance Tips

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Learn

 

  • Upgrade your Drupal 5 site to Drupal 6 using best practice upgrade paths
  • Back up and maintain your Drupal 6 site using core and contributed modules and utilities
  • Configure the Drupal core and contributed modules for high traffic
  • Run core Drupal page compression, CSS and JS compression, and use Drupal page caching
  • Run scheduled cron tasks to perform crucial garbage-collection processes
  • Use the Development (Devel) module to monitor page loads and queries
  • Use the Boost module for anonymous page caching, tweak Boost settings, and use Boost blocks and advanced Boost settings to monitor site performance
  • Install and use Memcache API and Integration module, and Authcache and Advanced Cached modules to enhance and monitor site performance
  • Configure a Drupal multisite environment for best performance
About

Drupal is one of the most respected and widely used open source content management frameworks.  Small, medium, and large-scale websites are built using Drupal and the framework supports ecommerce, CRM, multisite and web service integrations. 

Once you get your Drupal site installed and up and running, you will be concerned with site performance and how fast you can make your Drupal site run.  This book will focus on implementing performance modules and solutions to help speed up your Drupal website.

We will look at introductory topics such as upgrading your Drupal site, maintaining your site, and enabling core Drupal page compression and caching.
 
Then we will turn to an advanced look at some contributed modules that help speed up performance, including Development, Boost, Authcache, Advanced Cache, and the Memcache API and Integration module.

Finally, we’ll look at how best to implement a Drupal multisite environment and run it with high-speed performance in mind.

This book is designed for Drupal developers and webmasters who want to increase their Drupal site’s speed and performance.  You will take your Drupal site to the next level by not only displaying relevant and newsworthy content, but also running a powerful and high-speed website.

Features

 

  • Monitor the performance of your Drupal website and improve it
  • Configure a Drupal multisite environment for best performance
  • Lot of examples with clear explanations
  • Choose and use the best Drupal modules for improving your site's performance
Page Count 240
Course Length 7 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781847195845
Date Of Publication 18 Feb 2010

Authors

Trevor James

Trevor James is a Drupal developer residing in Middletown, MD, USA. Trevor has been using Drupal intensively since 2007 and designing websites for over 15 years using a combination of HTML, CSS, ColdFusion, PHP, jQuery, and JavaScript.

Trevor's focus is on building Drupal-based web applications and portals for education, non-profit, and medical systems, and small business environments. He is interested in the best methods of integrating web services with Drupal sites, optimizing Drupal sites' performance, and using Drupal content types, Views, Panels, and other contributed modules to develop front-end interfaces that support data intensive websites.

He loves teaching people about Drupal and how to use this excellent open source content management framework. Trevor authored the following Packt books:

  • Drupal 7 Business Solutions (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-7-business-solutions), published in early 2012
  • Drupal Web Services (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-web-services), published in November 2010
  • Drupal 6 Performance Tips (https://www.packtpub.com/web-development/drupal-6-performance-tips), published in February 2010

Trevor created a 14-hour video tutorial series titled Drupal 7 for Virtual Training Company (VTC) in 2011. The video is available via the VTC website at http://www.vtc.com/products/Drupal-7-Tutorials.htm.

T J Holowaychuk

TJ Holowaychuk, president of Vision Media is an avid contributor to the Drupal project as well as to other open-source applications. Contributing over 16 Drupal modules, several themes, and having fully designed, developed, and maintained hundreds of Drupal websites he has displayed a wealth of knowledge across different aspects of the industry.