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So, you’ve built a spiffy Drupal site, and it is starting to get traffic. Things are looking good.

But now that basement bargain shared host you have been using wants you off their servers! You are now a victim of your own success.

What do you do next?

This session is about how to tune a Drupal site facing worsening performance due to increased traffic (and other factors that we will discuss).


Konstantin Käfer
Khalid Baheyeldin


  • Hosting (shared, VPS, dedicated, multi-server)
  • The LAMP Stack
  • Linux
  • Apache and other web servers
  • MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • PHP
  • Drupal
  • Contributed modules
  • Caching
  • Tools for measuring and monitoring
  • Case studies
  • Questions and discussion


Audience will be able to have a better understanding on what possible bottlenecks as site can face and have an idea where to look and go from symptom to diagnosis to treatment to cure.


A series of detailed articles are available at Drupal performance tuning and optimization.

Slides from this presentation can be found at: Presentation: Drupal backend performance optimization and tuning: A guide for everyone.

A video recording of this session can be found at