Drupal CDN integration: easier, more flexible and faster!
This session will explain how a CDN (Content Delivery Network) improves page loading times and how you should analyze the page loading performance while evaluating a CDN. Existing techniques for integrating a CDN with Drupal will be compared and an alternative, comprehensive solution will be presented.
- How pages are loaded by the browser
- How a CDN improves page loading times
- Evaluating the results
- Existing Drupal CDN integration techniques
- Push-to-CDN model: pros & cons
- CDN integration module: synchronization via Drupal or highly scalable daemon
- Alternative uses: create your own CDN, massive back-up tool
You should have a good overview of the different techniques to integrate Drupal with a CDN.
You should have learned how you can evaluate page loading performance to know which files should be served from a CDN.
You should be familiar with how a web page is structured. Already knowing the concept of a Content Delivery Network is not required, but will make it easier to understand.
- This should be scheduled just after Konstantin Käfer's session about front-end performance. It's strongly related and people attending his session are likely to attend this one as well.
- This session will only be possible if I get a scholarship. Update: I got a scholarship, yay! Now this session only needs enough votes :P