[development] Re: enterprise needs

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 07:31:45 UTC 2006

On 27 Feb 2006, at 01:34, Benson Wong wrote:
> 1. Use a PHP cache:
> I found that using APC speeds up Drupal by a lot, 3 to 5 times the
> pages view per second. This was _literally_ a 5 minute install (on
> FreeBSD) for a 300% to 500% performance improvement. I think at that
> point it was my dev servers SATA HDDs were the bottle neck. It sits
> beside me and when I hit it with ab, I can hear the HDDs wrrrrr like
> crazy.

Small nit: sounds like lack of memory could be the bottleneck, not  
necessarily your disks.  With enough memory, both Drupal's source  
files and your database is kept in memory.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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