Performance

Improve Your Drupal Site Performance While Reducing Your Hosting Costs

We were recently approached by a non-profit site that runs on Drupal.

Major Complaints

Their major complaint was that the "content on the site does not show up". The other main complain is that the site is very slow.

Diagnosis First ...

In order to troubleshoot the disappearing content, we created a copy of the site in our lab, and proceeded to test it, to see if we can replicate the issues.

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Wordpress Performance Assessment, Tuning and Optimization

As your Wordpress site grows, more visitors and more page views are served. This puts more load on your server, and often bottlenecks cause the site to be slow, or experience hangs occasionally.

2bits has been involved closely with many high traffic web sites, for example, 74 million page views per month, and over 3,400,000 page views per day. We have assisted many large clients with their web site bottlenecks, solving performance issues with sites running on Virtual Private servers, to multiple dedicated servers.

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Botnet hammering web site causing outages

We had a site for a client that was stable for close to two years, then suddenly started to experience switches from the master to the geographically separate slave server as frequently as twice a week.

The site is an entertainment news site, and its articles get to Google News on occasions.

The symptoms was increased load on the server, a sudden influx of traffic causing over 800 simultaneous connections all in the ESTABLISHED state.

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Reducing server resource utilization for busy sites by implementing fast 404s in Drupal

One of the things that a default Drupal installation does is that it handles 404s for static files within Drupal itself. In other words, a 404 for a .css or .jpg file causes a full Drupal bootstrap. This is not necessary, and wastes resources on a site that gets lots of 404s: lots of code is executed, many database queries are performed, only to return a 404 for a static file.

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Drupal Performance Assessment, Tuning and Optimization

As your Drupal site grows, more visitors and more page views are served. This puts more load on your server, and often bottlenecks cause the site to be slow, or experience hangs occasionally.

2bits has been involved closely with many high traffic web sites, for example, 74 million page views per month, and over 3,400,000 page views per day. We have assisted many large clients with their web site bottlenecks, solving performance issues with sites running on Virtual Private servers, to multiple dedicated servers.

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