Smosh is currently the #1 subscribed channel on YouTube and their site showcases their funny videos and blog posts, along with a forum and some social networking features.

The Challenge:

Drupal Connect was asked to upgrade their Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7 along with a theme overhaul to match a new (much more awesome looking) design,  migrate of all content and all 2 million users!

The Solution:

The interesting thing about Smosh is that much of its traffic is authenticated users which makes traditional performace improvement methods like Varnish a little trickier since we had to handle the dynamic elements. We used edge-side includes for that as well as MongoDB for some data. This allowed us to help the site able to withstand the insane traffic that Smosh gets.

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