[development] Question about Drupal performance

Tony Guntharp fusion94 at damagestudios.net
Mon Jul 9 22:26:23 UTC 2007

Not wanting to say anything bad in regards to the admin staff at your  
web hosting company but I believe that they are wrong. Drupal out of  
the box is going to be slow. Just as 98% of all web applications will  
be until you take the time to configure them properly.

1) Turn on Drupal caching
2) Enable an Opcode Optimizer such as eAccelerator, XCache, APC
3) Enable Memcache (can be a bit tricky)
4) Tweak Apache to meet your needs.
5) Tweak MySQL to meet your needs.

Performancing of ANY web site/web application is an ongoing process  
and should always be revisited to ensure that you're getting the most  
out of your hardware.


Tony Guntharp
Co-Founder SourceForge.net
fusion94 at damagestudios.net	

On Jul 9, 2007, at 2:54 PM, Lennart Borgman (gmail) wrote:

> 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

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