Fabrizio Sabato
PHP Back-End/Front-End & Drupal Developer
Is the owner, creator and administrator of Deskema Brand and its Website. 
He is a PHP developer with several years of experience on web applications development.
He has recently changed his vision and moved to Drupal CMS to create Web Sites and Symfony for Custom Web Apps.

Codility Certified 2012

Drupal Tuning Best Practices

Here is a guide to speed up you Drupal Web site with several interesting advises.
On my own web site Deskema.it I applied only a small part of all techniques mentioned into the Guide visible on the bottom link.

I have just disabled:

  • Statistics
  • Update Manager
  • Automatic Cron

Enabled Caching from

Admin -> Config -> Development -> Performance

In my case "not blocks" because the background image is actually a Custom Module block so, flagging Block Caching option, the alternation of bg images would fail ( it would show only the first loaded image for all pages ).
Then I have installed and enabled the following modules:

  • Views Content Cache
  • Entity Cache
  • Display Cache
  • LazyLoad ( this is awesome! )
  • Speedy
  • Fast 404

The results are visible just surfing Deskema.it. The Performances in my case have increased of a good 70% !!

The following Guide is really great and I guess really helpful to obtain a performant website!

Tuning your Drupal Website