[hcs-d] speed of Drupal site hosted on HCS

Jesse Cohen jesse.cohen at post.harvard.edu
Wed Sep 1 23:51:31 EDT 2010

we asked FAS IT to host and they gave us a VPS, its pretty decent now (for
the first month it crashed randomly until they realized they were running a
out of date kernel, once that was updated its been fine ever since).

if you do ask fas it, the first thing they will do is try to convince you to
use iSites for your house website, if you persist a little bit though they
usually agree to give you what you are asking for.


On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:47 PM, David J. Garcia <dgarcia at fas.harvard.edu>wrote:

> Do you mind if I ask what host Kirkland uses?
> Thanks,
> Dave
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 11:24 PM, Jesse Cohen <jesse.cohen at post.harvard.edu
> > wrote:
>> I had this problem with the kirkland website. Drupal uses a ridiculous
>> number of mysql queries to render a page - especially as you add more
>> modules. Since hcs has separate sql servers its the network latency that
>> kills the load time - going back and forth between the sql server and the
>> web server several hundred times. To fix you can transition to a server that
>> runs its own mysql db or you can fool around with memcached.
>> Also you might benefit from installing the drupal's dev module. It'll tell
>> you what parts are taking the longest to load, number of db queries etc...
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "David J. Garcia" <dgarcia at fas.harvard.edu>
>> Sender: hcs-discuss-bounces at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:18:39
>> To: <hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu>
>> Subject: [hcs-d] speed of Drupal site hosted on HCS
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