Optimization | Modules Unraveled
Published: Wed, 11/12/14
- Before we dive deep into Varnish, I’d like to get a feel for the various performance improvements anyone can make to speed up their Drupal. What’s the process you think through when optimizing a site?
- DB Tuning
- Module Choices!
- What exactly is Varnish?
- When researching Drupal performance optimization, I came across a lot of references to APC and Varnish. What is the difference?
- Is this for anonymous or authenticated traffic?
- Is the Varnish module required to utilize Varnish with Drupal?
- What are the steps needed to install and utilize Varnish? (Broad terms, not actual terminal commands)
- Does SSL affect Varnish?
- What doesn’t Varnish do? (What needs to be done by Drupal, or other software instead?)
- How does Varnish affect a dev/staging/live workflow? Does Varnish need to be instlaled on the local machine?