Drupal Performance Optimization

Very often read recommendations on how to improve Drupal's performance. Even though some general tweaks can be applied to most websites, real performance optimization is about finding out what is really holding your site back and then fixing it.

Drupal can be a resource hog and since every website is different it is important to measure the problem before jumping to fix things.

There are some great tools that we like to use in order to determine what is broken:

  • MySQL tunner is a script that can help you see what is holding Drupal back at the database level.
  • Munin is another great script that let you see how network, hard drive and other resources are being used.
  • New Relic is a paid tool that can provide lot's of information to help you see what is slowing you down.

Contact us if you need help improving Drupal's perfomance.