There are many factors and moving parts that make a dynamic website run superfast for everybody. Your website should be SNAPPY -- especially on mobile devices. Tuning and optimizing your website is needed on many levels for great performance.
Foundation for excellent website performance
- Server hardware and software configurations.
- Optimizations at the web server (Apache) level.
- Optimize the database (MYSQL) level.
- Optimize at the CMS (Drupal core and modules) level.
- Leverage browser caching.
- Proper aggregation and compression of scripts and files.
- Caching layer technologies such as APC (Advanced PHP Caching) and Varnish.
- Getting all of the above to work together.
Advanced Website Optimization
- 100% HTML5 Validation.
- Set up CDN (Content Delivery Network).
- Structured content such as RDFa, schmema.org, micro formats, Twitter Cards, Open Graph, etc.
- Accessibility compliant (especially for government related websites).
Selected List of Website Testers and Validators
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