[development] Question about Drupal performance

Lennart Borgman (gmail) lennart.borgman at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:34:59 UTC 2007

Hi Ramiro,

Thanks. If you imagine some ten thousands of people going to a meeting, 
will Drupal be a good CMS for the information they need and create? I 
guess this meeting will involve a lot of discussions and comments.

I have read that Drupal has been used a lot for different political 
campaigns. This would be something similar.

- L

Ramiro Gómez wrote:
> 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

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