Backend and Infrastructure

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

Pantheon uses its Object Cache and Global CDN services to help improve the performance of your Drupal sites. Using them requires a few steps to enable the services and configure your Drupal site to use them effectively.

Many performance optimizations are hosting-provider-specific. This tutorial covers some Pantheon-specific methods for increasing your Drupal site's performance. It's only relevant if your site is hosted on Pantheon. For other common providers, and generic performance tuning tips, refer to other tutorials in this course.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Learn how to configure and use Pantheon's Object Cache to speed up Drupal caching
  • Learn about the use case for Pantheon's Advanced Page Cache module
  • Install and configure the Advanced Page Cache module for better Drupal caching of sites hosted on Pantheon

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to explain when and why you would want to use Pantheon's Object Cache and Advanced Page Cache modules, and how they can help speed up Drupal sites hosted on Pantheon.