High Performance Drupal
Fast and Scalable Designs
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2013
Pages: 264

How can you help your Drupal website continue to perform at the highest level as it grows to meet demand? This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues. You’ll learn how to apply coding and infrastructure techniques to Drupal internals, application performance, databases, web servers, and performance analysis.

Covering Drupal versions 7 and 8, this book is the ideal reference for everything from site deployment to implementing specific technologies such as Varnish, memcache, or Solr. If you have a basic understanding of Drupal and the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack, you’re ready to get started.

  • Establish a performance baseline and define goals for improvement
  • Optimize your website’s code and front-end performance
  • Get best and worst practices for customizing Drupal core functionality
  • Apply infrastructure design techniques to launch or expand a site
  • Use tools to configure, monitor, and optimize MySQL performance
  • Employ alternative storage and backend search options as your site grows
  • Tune your web servers through httpd and PHP configuration
  • Monitor services and perform load tests to catch problems before they become critical
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Excellent next step for Drupal dev

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  • Easy to understand
  • Well-written


  • Not Enough Examples

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  • Intermediate
  • Novice

Comments about oreilly High Performance Drupal:

I came into Drupal late and am looking into performance issues. Reading up solving these issues in my searches I come across terms such as reverse proxy, syslog, etc that I don't have time to go deeper. This book was excellent in that I don't have a Drupal mentor to guide into these issues. Some of these suggestions may work for your clients, others may not. But it's helpful to get a broad view of these as you try to figure out why you keep running out of memory.

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