Backend and Infrastructure

Drupal Performance Profiling: Tools and Methodologies for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

Performance profiling allows you to see an overview of how your Drupal application stacks up against your users' needs and business requirements. A good profile will help you understand where the performance bottlenecks are and where you should focus your efforts in order to achieve the best results when optimizing your application.

There are many profiling tools available to help you analyze your Drupal site's performance. Some are free -- like the browser’s built-in development tools, the Lighthouse Chrome extension, and XHProf. Some are paid -- like New Relic, Blackfire, and other profiling SaaS solutions.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Outline the general concepts and goals of performance profiling
  • List some available profiling tools and their features

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to describe what performance profiling is, and list the tools commonly used to establish a performance profile for a Drupal site.

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