Our comprehensive guide to getting the best performance out of a Drupal site.
Many of the common website speed problems in Drupal 7 are now a distant memory with Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Features like Drupal’s built-in Dynamic Page Cache help bring great performance benefits to the two most recent versions. This article will highlight other tactics to assist with getting the best performance out of your Drupal site.
Serving dynamic content, while maintaining the cacheability of a Drupal 8 site, used to be a tedious task. Drupal 8 did introduce a Lazy Builder way back when, but using it requires a fair amount of coding. Instead, we’ll take advantage of the BigPipe module which was included as a stable module since Drupal 8.3.
Managing Drupal sites with composer brings a number of benefits. However, when installing Drupal dependencies from source (an option offered by composer), you also lose the functionality provided by Drupal core’s “Available Updates” page. Thankfully Composer will allow you to keep tabs on the available updates for all of your project’s dependencies, including Drupal core/contrib.