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What Kind of Server Setup and Hosting do I Need for the best Drupal Performance?

on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 3:38am

We've talked about this vaguely a couple times but I thought I would briefly summarize "how things scale" in Drupal-land (true for every database-driven site stack though, pretty much), just to give you an idea of how it works:

Vertical Scaling
Vertical Scaling is fastest and easiest from a sysadmin standpoint, since it basically means "move to a bigger machine and/or more RAM and/or faster core processors. For a general guide, see the figures below.