Another Approach to Optimize Performance

You know, one of the most important tasks of performance optimization is to serve authenticated traffic. Opcode caches and NoSQL solutions can improve performance. But there is an absolutely different idea…

I met this idea in one of the videos from DrupalCon Denver 2012. Lead Developer of Al Jazeera high traffic blog Dick Olsson (aka. dixon_) talked about the project architecture.

Dick Olsson’s approach is to have two servers Staging and Production. Publishers create content at Staging and then deploy this content to the Production remotely using Deployment module.

This approach minimizes quantity of page loads by authenticated users. In some cases it can reduce server load significantly.

Let's thank developers of this module for the great contribution!