Drupal Performance and Scalability with The Dream Team

In this all-day workshop, top experts with years of front-line experience building large-scale Drupal deployments show you the best known practices for running fast sites for a large volume of users. Starting with a blank Linux virtual server, we will work through the setup, configuration and tuning of Drupal using Varnish, Pressflow, Apache, MySQL, Redis and Apache Solr. Through this process, we will explain common pitfalls and how to avoid them. By the end of this course you should feel comfortable with the basics of how to setup, configure and tune your Drupal site. You’ll learn the most robust solutions the community has discovered.

Course Prerequisites

Shell experience (ssh). A basic knowledge of networking. LAMP system administration experience. PHP and Drupal development experience. Knowledge of SQL query syntax.

Target Audience

Anyone who has to maintain a large Drupal site, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about all the different Drupal performance tricks of the trade.

Meet the Trainers

Mark, David, Nate, Nick and Steven are all experienced trainers and presenters in their own right. At DrupalCons they get the chance to come together as the Dream Team. This team has taught this course at DrupalCons Munich, Denver, London, San Francisco, DrupalCon Copenhagen, and DrupalCon Chicago. Members of the team have presented material on these topics at the aforementioned DrupalCons and also at DrupalCon Boston, DrupalCon Szeged, and DrupalCon DC, in addition to various DrupalCamps and smaller events. Training we've hosted at the North American DrupalCons has sold out multiple times.

Course Information

Experience Level: Intermediate
Drupal Version: Drupal 7.x
Company: The Dream Team
Instructor(s): Mark Sonnabaum (msonnabaum), David Strauss (David Strauss), Nate Haug (quicksketch), Nick Lewis (Nick Lewis), and Steven Merrill (Steven Merrill)

This training is sold out

This course will not have a waitlist. If you want to try to get into this course we recommend showing up Monday, May 20 at 8:00am and checking to see if there are any cancellations.

Schedule info
Time Slot: 
Monday, May 20 - 09:00am-06:00pm