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PHP Accelerator and memcached with Drupal 6

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Hello,

I need experts opinion and guidance on performance enhancement of a Drupal 6 website which is hosted on a dedicated server.

We've already turned off Drupal's stats reporting to minimize the queries it fires on every request, we've also enabled advance caching in the performance configuration.

1. We've not use memcached earlier, if it is installed, do we have to change anything in our Drupal 6 installation?
2. After installing APC (PHP Acceleration) do we need to change anything in our Drupal 6 installation?
3. It's on MyISAM engine currently, what should be the right approach to switch to InnoDB?
4. We welcome all other suggestions to enhance the performance to handle the high traffic.

Thanks
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Here are my few suggestions
1. We've not use memcached earlier, if it is installed, do we have to change anything in our Drupal 6 installation?
Yes check this documentation http://drupal.org/node/1131460
2. After installing APC (PHP Acceleration) do we need to change anything in our Drupal 6 installation?
No Change required
3. It's on MyISAM engine currently, what should be the right approach to switch to InnoDB?
You need to follow steps on the following url
http://highervisibilitywebsites.com/convert-your-mysql-database-myisam-innodb-and-get-ready-drupal-7-same-time
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by:rajoo_sharma
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Thanks for the reply,

APC is fine as you said, we'll go for it.

I'll go through the links you provided for memcached and engine conversion. I'll get back to you.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Let me assign the same to babuno5. His answer helped me a lot to understand what I need.
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Thanks. In deed a great helpful response.
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