How we did it: 3.4 million page views per day, 92 M per month, one server!

Implementation and Config

In this talk, Khalid of, Inc. will talk about a how to scale a Drupal web site with the following statistics.

  • 3.4 million pages per day peak
  • 92 million page views per month
  • 189,650 page views per hour peak
  • 840,000 visits on peak day
  • 22.96 million visits per month
  • 52,747 visits per hour peak

So far, this is the highest traffic a Drupal site gets that we heard of.

What is amazing is that this web site runs on a single mid range server ...

We will discuss how we:

  • How to tune the LAMP stack for optimal performance
  • How to make Drupal performant, yet keep things simple and maintainable
  • How to monitor the entire hardware and software stack
  • Lessons learned, do's and don'ts, Inc. continually assists large Drupal users with performance and scalability issues, and provides custom built performant Drupal solutions.

Intended audience: 

Drupal developers and system administrators are the main audience for this talk.

Project managers who plan large sites will also benefit from this talk.

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
How does simplicity vs. complexity affect performance and scalability.
Question 2: 
Do you need Pressflow, Mercury or Pantheon to scale sites?
Question 3: 
Can the cloud help me scale a site?
Question 4: 
What hardware tricks can one use to improve performance and scalability of a site.
Question 5: 
Can Drupal scale to millions of page views per day?
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It was a Presentation worth Watching

I had a chance to see this presentation at drupal camp toronto and indeed it is a presentation that evey drupal development firm should watch.
Highly Recommended!!

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