Speed up page load times by saving the results of frequent database queries in MySQL’s query cache. Cached queries are handled quicker, enabling Drupal to build pages faster for site visitors.
Speed up page load times by saving commonly-used web pages in Drupal’s page cache. Cached pages are faster to send to site visitors.
Speed up page load times by saving compiled Drupal PHP scripts into a script cache using a PHP accelerator. Cached scripts don’t have to be compiled again, saving time and enabling Drupal to build pages faster for site visitors.
Drupal's page cache stores fully-built pages for quick delivery to anonymous visitors to your site. However, any change to your site's content clears the cache soon afterwards. The next visitor to each page must wait for the page to be rebuilt fresh. For some pages, such as long view lists, this may take a few seconds. This article shows how to completely rebuild the page cache automatically so that visitors are always delivered cached pages quickly.
A Drupal theme controls the look of a web site by setting text colors, fonts, and decorative images. Speed up a web site by selecting a theme that has fewer and smaller images and CSS files. This will make your web pages smaller, faster to send to your site's visitors, and easier for their web browsers to draw. This article benchmarks 23 common themes and concludes with a few guidelines on what to watch out for when selecting a theme.
Instead of publishing your email address to a web page, where it can be harvested by spammers, provide a contact form. Filling out the form sends you email without showing your email address to the site visitor (or spammer). To block automated programs from filling out the form, add a CAPTCHA challenge to detect human visitors. Site visitors will still be able to contact you, but spammers will be blocked.