Backend and Infrastructure

Set Up Advanced Caching on Acquia Cloud Hosting for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

Note: This tutorial is specific to Drupal sites hosted on the Acquia platform and covers integrating its features to improve performance.

The Acquia platform includes Memcache, Varnish, and Content Delivery Network (CDN) integration. In order for these to be as effective as possible, they should be configured and tuned for your specific use case. This tutorial provides an introduction to these utilities and common configuration. For more detail, you should consult the Acquia documentation.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • Learn what caching utilities are included in the Acquia platform
  • Set up and tune different parts of Acquia's application caching level including Memcache and Varnish

By the end of this tutorial, you'll know what application-level caching options exist on Acquia's platform. And how to configure it, and your Drupal application, for better performance.