Everyone wants a fast website, especially your users. This session will show you the optimizations you'll need to build a blazing fast Drupal website that can withstand even the largest surge of traffic. Look at real life examples of where traffic spikes brought websites crumbling to their knees, what they did to recover, and what you can do to prevent it. (Some names and details changed to protect the innocent)
Through this interactive session, you will learn you don’t have to be an architecture expert or spend millions to have a fast site with Drupal. It’s all out there. You just have to know how to use it.
Would-be complex concepts like caching, reverse proxies, load testing, and front-end performance will be demonstrated using a range of methods to help you learn and have some fun. The best sessions are those where you can be involved. After all, this is Drupal and we are a community. Let's learn together like we code together.
Join Kenny (and his Nerf arsenal) from the Acquia Client Advisory Team as he covers performance, tuning, and optimization with real world examples and exercises you can use to make your Drupal site faster right from your seat.
Video at archive.org.
Must love fun and be a Drupalist with a need for speed. Intermediate Drupal knowledge is a plus and some understanding of the LAMP stack would be helpful. Examples will be given for both GUI (user-interface) and CLI (command-line) junkies.