Performance

Automatic Drupal core updates on per website basis on Drupion

Just four days ago Drupion switched the Automatic Drupal Core Update feature from only security updates to taking care of all core updates, including regular maintenance releases. It was then announced that all Drupal websites on Drupion platform are covered by such Automatic Drupal Core Updates.

The same day later we updated the announcement with the following addition:

Is your Drupal site really slow? Switch to Drupion!

Drupal is known to have a very powerful hook system, that makes a developer's life easier by simply following a specific naming convention and implementing a specific hook to get the code auto-discovered and called in the appropriate spot. However, this power of Drupal comes at a cost — every single enabled module has to be loaded on every single request to see if it implements a necessary hook, which means Drupal is very DB intensive.

Got Varnish? Get it with Drupion!

Successfully publishing on the Web is all about audience experience, whether you are a major media site distributing millions of articles and videos or a local pizza restaurant publishing a menu and phone number. Experience is primarily about your site’s speed. In 2009, Akamai conducted a study and found that:

Findings indicate 47 percent of consumers expect an ecommerce page to load in two seconds or less; site performance is a key factor in a consumer’s loyalty to an eCommerce site. (Source)

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