Scaling at the High Performance Drupal Meetup

  • Posted on: 26 June 2012
  • By: Christefano Reyes

In this 1-hour presentation at the High Performance Drupal meetup on April 3, 2012, Kevin Colligan (@kevincolligan) of the Recording Academy (@TRAlosangeles) presents a performance- and scalability-focused case study on

This video describes the current setup used for to keep it fast and stable — Pressflow and Master/Slave databases, Drupal's built-in cache mechanisms, Akamai and Content Delivery Networks, Varnish load balancing and reverse proxies, Memcache and other tricks.

At the end, the presentation featured questions and answers from the audience, and an idea of what performance and scalability will look like in the future.


  • Basics
  • Integrated Services
  • GRAMMY 101
  • In-Show TTL
  • Numbers
  • Software
    • Pressflow
    • Apache Solr
    • Memcache
    • Varnish
  • Hardware
  • Server Setup
  • Multi-Layered Defense
  • Web Server Performance
  • Database Performance
  • Varnish Performance
  • Akamai Performance
  • Looking Ahead
  • Questions