Optimizing ExpressionEngine, Mark Huot

In this EngineSummit session, Mark Hout of Happy Cog will show you how to look under the hood and examine where EE is utilizing your resources. Check MySQL settings and Apache controls. Explore load testing options and see how much is too much. Walk away with a script that helps you identify where your pages are slowing down.

Mark Huot

How to host a large scale EE site.


What is slowing your site down?

Memory Usage

DB Queries

Template debugging

Testing against increased load

Optimizations: Front End vs Back End

Front End

Send Headers

The Back End


Using TWIG

Remove Embedded PHP


Parse Order

Distribute Hardware



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  • G. Brad Hopkins's avatar
    • Author: G. Brad Hopkins
    • About Me: I bought my first computer - an Apple Performa 6320 - when I was in college and have been building websites ever since. I like long walks in Illustrator and candle lit dinners with ExpressionEngine.
    • @gbradhopkins
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