To make it easier to find information on these matters, I've started the new handbook page Drupal caching, speed and performance in the Tutorials section of drupal.org. It's just a guide to information and tutorials on optimizing Drupal's performance, speed, and scalability, with an initial listing of fourteen resources. If anything is missing, you may edit it to add other useful Drupal performance resources.
We conducted some benchmarks for Drupal 5.12, Drupal 6.6 and Drupal 7.x (Oct 24 checkout).
We used the same data set for all 3 instances:
And same test parameters: 10 concurrent users, 2 minutes stress test on 30 individual nodes, and the home page.Read more
As seen on Planet Drupal, the recent article Improving Drupal's Performance with the Boost Module for the UN's Millennium Campaign (October 23rd, 2008) describes how a Drupal site successfully managed a very high traffic situation. They achieved this with "one enormously helpful Drupal module, called Boost", and "some fine tuning".
I am developing a bigger site (D5) with a free tagging vocabulary. Currently the vocabulary has 16.000 entrys. i have searched with google and on drupal.org, but I have not found some performance improvement like cache or pacthes.
What are you doing?
I think I am not the first one with bigger vocabulary. Some links or code snippets would be great.
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Does Drupal support connection pooling,
connect and disconnect connections??
I'm looking for some tools to analyze page performance times. I'm betting some Drupal tools/modules already exist, but my searches are turning up empty. Anyway, I figured I'd post here before reinventing the wheel.Read more
I'll give a talk on caching and performance at Szeged:
If there is any topic you are especially interested in and think I should cover it during the session, please leave a comment below.