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ID #351

What can I do to improve Drupal's loading speed?

Applies to: Grid System

There are a couple of quick changes you can make that generally have a large effect on Drupal's performance:

  1. Disable/Uninstall unneeded modules
  2. Enable Zend Optimizer

These two quick changes ought to give your Drupal installation a boost.

Last update: 2010-10-05 16:10
Author: FAQ Admin
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of Anonymous:
A few more things that make a BIG difference...
Under Site Configuration->Performance:
Enable the "normal" Drupal cache.
Enable Block Cache.
Enable Optimize CSS.
Enable Optimize JS.

If you have a busy site with logged in visitors posting new content, set the minimum cache lifetime to a time you're willing to wait for new content to display.

If you're on a VPS account, enable the APC module for PHP, and enable a MySQL query cache of 64MB (or greater)

If you do not allow visitors to log in, consider using the Boost module, which creates static copies of your pages.

Added at: 2009-09-11 10:27