In the Wild: Administration, Performance and Scalability

Reference: M4
Duration: 1 day (8 hours including lunch & coffe-breaks)
Target: Drupal developers starting new projects or site builders and administrators facing the challenge of scaling websites on production.
Goals: Attendees will gain the skills needed to design and configure a Drupal environment, to integrate with 3rd party technologies in order to improve performance, and to build high traffic web applications.
Synopsis: Drupal is very flexible but might hit bottlenecks under high traffic and load. This module explores best practices in configuring, scaling and accelerating Drupal deployments.
  • Drupal deployment environments — best practice, frequent mistakes.
  • Scaling and performance
  • Drupal caching architecture;
    • Database scaling.
    • Hi-end technologies: OpCode cache, Apache Solr, Memcache, Varnish, CDN, etc.
    • Frontend performance: delivering images, CSS, JavaScript.
  • Security check list and best practices.
  • Monitoring
Language: English or Romanian