[development] Question about Drupal performance

Ramiro Gómez web at ramiro.org
Mon Jul 9 22:19:47 UTC 2007

Hi Lennart,

Drupal's great flexibility brings some drawbacks regarding performance, 
many DB requests, function calls etc. But it depends a lot on how many 
and which modules you enable and how many blocks, links etc. you display 
on your pages. Drupal's cache works very good and greatkly increases 
performance. An additional op code cache will help too. Moreover there 
are some 3rd party cache modules.

- yaph
> From the admin staff on a web host I am using I got a message saying:
> "Personally I'll recommend Drupal when pigs can fly, because I believe 
> it is just that ... a pig. Slow even when I tried it on my dedicated 
> server... its very full featured, but it is hardly peppy, at the best 
> of times... and, I'm not aware of many Drupal sites on the platform -- 
> there are definitely better choices performance wise at the current 
> juncture."
> Can you comment on this, please? I am just going to setup some more 
> Drupal site and got a bit frustrated.
> - L

Ramiro Gómez

Software developer with focus on content management systems,
SEO, and open source.


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