Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2010 about Ehcache

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Wednesday 2nd June 2010

  • Making Drupal Go Fast with Varnish and Pressflow

    by Rudy Grigar and Greg Lund-Chaix

    Are you ready if your web site gets popular or goes viral? A site that was happily handling a few thousand page views a day can very suddenly find itself struggling to handle hundreds of thousands of hits. The combination of Pressflow’s enhancements to Drupal and Varnish’s lightning-fast cache provide a free and open source way to exponentially increase the amount of traffic a Drupal-based web site can serve, allowing you to meet the demand without additional expensive hardware. During the session, we will cover the following topics:

    • What Pressflow is and how it is different from the Drupal content management system
    • What Varnish is and what it can do to help
    • Why Pressflow+Varnish may be a good option for your web site
    • Tips and tools for tuning and optimizing your configuration to make the most out of your precious server resources
    • Lessons learned – what not to do
    • Real-world examples from live sites running Pressflow and Varnish

    The open source Drupal content management system powers numerous prominent web sites including:
    * President Obama’s White House web site
    * Linux Journal
    * Zappos

    Pressflow and Varnish are being used by some of the largest Drupal sites in the world:
    * The Economist Online
    * NBC Universal Bravo TV
    * The Grammy Awards

    At 10:00am to 11:45am, Wednesday 2nd June