Thunder and Lightning: LoadStorm and Other Ways to Stress Out Your Drupal Site

Myth Busting website performance truisms - analytical look at actual performance improvements of most popular ‘fixes’

When it comes to site performance, we all know the simple truths:

  • Time=Money
  • Speed=Money
  • Slower Page Load=Less Money

In this Session, Promet Source’s Andy Kucharski shows the audience how to properly & accurately load test, the impact of performance, the best improvements that positively affect performance, and the fundamentals of capacity planning & performance tuning.

Watch live load testing! Test speed beyond content loading! Understand how to read/analyze test results!

Plus, see the results from Promet Source and leading Load Testing Software provider, LoadStorm who collaborated to test out-of-the-box Drupal sites on standard servers. Understand common mistakes and how to prevent them so your sites can perform optimally!

We will also look at past load tests done on several different hosting platforms and compare results.

Finally, we'll look at results of implementing commonly used performance improvements such as varnish, memcache, APC, and others. Plus, we will examine some common contributed modules and their impact on performance.

This session will answer questions such as:

  • What are some of the available tools to quickly stress test your site?
  • How does LoadStorm work and when to use it?
  • What are key statistics and how to interpret them during stress testing?
  • What can generally be done to improve Drupal site performance?
  • Front-end performance
  • Server performance

**This session is intended for project managers, lead developers, QA, sysadmin, DevOps, support and anyone else who wants to learn about Drupal site stress testing and performance.**

Experience level: 
Large Scale/SysOps


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