Optimizing Drupal Database Performance with Memcache

Submitted by Michael Sherron on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 12:07

What's Memcached?

Memcached is a free and open-source distributed memory object caching system designed to speed up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. It allows traditionally expensive (in terms of server CPU and RAM) database queries to be pulled from the Memcached server instead of your database. 

Improving Drupal Page Speed with a CDN

Submitted by Michael Sherron on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 12:03


In March of 2012, one of our major goals for EmpowHER.com was to increase page load times. One of the easiest ways to accomplish that is to limit the number of HTTP requests your web server needs to fill per page request. On a CMS driven site like Drupal, the total number of requests a single page requires can easily get into the hundreds.

Improved Drupal Search with Apache Solr

Submitted by Michael Sherron on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 12:01

Fry! Stay back! He's too powerful! Oh, but you can. But you may have to metaphorically make a deal with the devil. And by "devil", I mean Robot Devil. And by "metaphorically", I mean get your coat. Why did you bring us here?

A Taste of Freedom
Oh, all right, I am. But if anything happens to me, tell them I died robbing some old man. Then throw her in the laundry room, which will hereafter be referred to as "the brig". With a warning label this big, you know they gotta be fun! Incidentally, you have a dime up your nose.


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