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Drupal 6 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi

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Other optimization techniques

There are a few other optimization techniques possible, but for the normal Drupal site with low to average traffic, the foregoing techniques should suffice to improve performance. However, when traffic begins to get a bit out of hand, you can engage some other modules. The Throttle, Boost, and Advanced cache modules have proved to be very popular for a normal site residing on a shared server.

Throttle

The core distribution of Drupal includes a module called Throttle. In order to reduce server load, modules with their Throttle checkbox selected are temporarily disabled when the site becomes extremely busy. The Throttle checkbox is only available if the Throttle module is enabled. What the Throttle module does is it ...

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