Taming the Beast - A Disney Club Penguin Case Study


Using Drupal for an enterprise site presents it's own set of challenges.  How do you serve a million pages a day without any down time?

We'll look at some of the strategies used by the Disney's Club Penguin web team to host a stable website.

The talk will delve into the following topics:

  • What to keep in mind for the hardware configuration
  • Leveraging multiple layers of caching including CDN, Varnish and Memcache
  • Key Contrib Modules used and why.
  • Why we moved to the Memcache Storage module from Memcache
  • Multiple subdomains including both http and https
  • Key learnings about forms behind varnish
  • Serving custom content on cached pages

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Drupal Showcase

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