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Varnish HTTP cache server - by Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp 4 July 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Varnish is a very fast HTTP cache server, which is to your Drupal what a big rotation press is to a newspapers DTP system.

Want to deliver thousands of pages per second with very low responsetime ? Varnish is your tool for that.

And Facebooks, and BBCs, and SlashDots, and ...

In this talk the author of Varnish will show off his warez, lift the hood and make you think about servers and content delivery in an entirely new way.

Accelerate your web sites with Varnish

Thomas Barregren 4 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Learn how to install, configure and monitoring Varnish Cache - an increasingly popular reverse proxy cache that accelerates content-heavy dynamic web sites.

Varnish is a reverse proxy cache. It accelerate your web site by caching responses from your web server and thereby offloading Drupal. Varnish is a modern solution outperforming its competing products by as much as twenty times. That is the reason for its increasing popularity as web accelerator.


This session is for anyone who is not afraid to manage Linux servers, but who has not yet looked into Varnish.

What you will learn

In this session you will learn:

  • What Varnish is.
  • When to use Varnish.

Drupal Performance Boost Solutions

Welin Welchev 4 July 2010
Type:  Session in official program

In this session we plan to share our best practices (what modules we use, hardware setupe, etc.) and explain our approach in building one of the biggest Drupal sites in Denmark, and probably worldwide

Honestly speaking, Drupal is a big out of the box system. It carries a vast amount of queries per page load, and uses quite a few MB for its PHP memory size.

Having the experience on more than 250 developed projects we pledge that Drupal performance can be vastly improved according to your website's goals. Indeed, using the right tools we always achieve the results of the Powerful CMS + Amazing Performance.

Tips and Tricks for Scalable and Stable Drupal Websites

Welin Welchev 4 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

In this session we plan to share our (Propeople) most valuable tips and tricks, to help you build exceptionally scalable and remarkable stable Drupal websites based on our experience on more than 250 developed projects.

One power-feature of Drupal is flexibility. You can take what's already made by others and create your "own" version of the system.

Having the experience on more than 250 developed projects and always exceeding our clients' highest expectations, we have identified absolutely-must-have modules fitted for different types of sites, and to benefit your customer with the full extent of this great CMS.

Also, our in-house research has shown there are many small enhancements that can make a big difference.

Drupal Performance: Then, now, and the future of a speedy Drupal site.

slantview 28 June 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Drupal performance has always been a tough subject. In this session, I will talk about where we came from, what the latest trends are and where we are going.

This will not be a deep technical talk about how to make your site fast, nor will it be a marketing piece. I will take an in-depth look at the technologies that help Drupal perform and scale to the masses.

I will point you to the technologies and best practices that have been going on lately in the Drupal community, give you a rundown of where we came from and show you where we are going and how to get involved. I would suggest that you have at least a basic understanding of LAMP stack and basic Drupal tuning to get the most from this talk.

Making full use of your Apache SOLR index

Kalle Varisvirta 24 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Apache SOLR is the new Drupal search. But it can do more. When you have your index with all your important content, you can use it for many other things than just site-wide searching.

Apache SOLR is an emerging new technology to support all major Drupal site's powerful search. But it's not just searching that it does.

With Apache SOLR your site can do a lot more than just faceted searching fast and easy. You can use SOLR to power your Views, Panels, √úbercart and a lot of other stuff, with some new contrib modules.

Xtreme Performance Profiling with XDebug and XHProf

pifantastic 21 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

You've just finished writing the world's greatest Drupal app. Unfortunately it's not the world's fastest. What do you do? Follow me as we embark on a magical journey of function level profilers and how they can help you identify performance killing bottlenecks in your Drupal application.

Drupal contains many layers of abstraction. If you're tasked with making a Drupal application perform well, it can be daunting trying to locate all of the possible bottlenecks. Query loggers and print statements are great, but sometimes we need something better, faster and stronger.

Resources:  XDebug XHProf

Make performance a non-issue with Varnish

perbu 19 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Instead of focusing all your energy on tuning Drupal, PHP and MySQL you can easily just add coating of Varnish on Drupal and you'll have solved your problems forever.

Varnish Cache is a web accelerator, also known as a caching reverse proxy or a HTTP accelerator.

This talk focuses on what Varnish does, how Varnish achieves its performance levels, its architecture and future development. Experiences from applying Varnish to (a trac site) and (Drupal 6 Pressflow) is presented.