11/30/2021

Websites Using Drupal

Here is our short list of popular sites built on Drupal. We've also included a few of the sites we've built. if you'd like to see more of our work, you can check out our Portfolio.

  1. Drupal Website Design
  2. Websites Using Drupal Tutorials
  3. Examples Of Websites Using Drupal
  4. Drupal Website Example
  5. Websites With Drupal
  6. Top Drupal Websites

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A simplified way of building out Drupal websites. Web Components in Drupal: Where They're Heading for a Drupal front-end driven by web components, that's where they're heading. And the trend of using Drupal 8 web components to build out websites, which has grown so powerful, stems from the very challenges that Drupal's facing today. Drupal is enterprise-ready for the world’s busiest websites like GRAMMY.com and The Olympics where failure is not an option. And, more than just supporting high traffic sites, Drupal will scale with your business and your brands for your next-generation digital transformation and allow you to evolve down the road without skipping a beat.

For your reference we grouped these sites by the following industries.

  • Corporations
  • Financial Companies
  • Universities
  • Media Groups
  • Musicians & Music Labels
  • Travel Organizations
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Governments

Corporations Using Drupal

GE's Drupal Website

Cobra Electronics' Drupal Site *

Tesla Motors' Drupal Site

Whole Foods Drupal Website

Timex Using Drupal

Nokia Using Drupal

McDonald's Australia Using Drupal

Financial Companies

Nasdaq Corporate Solutions

BAC Credomatic

Voya Financial

Charles Schwab

Webster Bank

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Universities Using Drupal

Harvard's Drupal Website

University of Chicago Using Drupal

Olivet Nazarene's Drupal Site *

Stanford's Drupal Site

Rutgers Using Drupal

Media Groups Using Drupal

Bravo's Drupal Website

Syfy's Drupal Website

Telemundo Using Drupal

The Economist Using Drupal

Entertainment Sites Using Drupal

Universal Music Group Using Drupal

Bloodshot Record's Drupal Site *

Warner Bros. Records Drupal Site

Lady Gaga's Drupal Site

Eric Clapton's Drupal Site

The Emmys' Drupal Site

The Grammys' Drupal Site

Led Zeppelin Using Drupal

Warner Music's Drupal Site

Grateful Dead Using Drupal

Drupal Website Design

Travel Organizations Using Drupal

Seychelles Drupal Site

Aeolis Tino Suites Drupal Website

Squaw Valley's Drupal Site

Bahamas.com Drupal Website *

Healthcare Using Drupal

Rush University Medical Center Using Drupal

Aldera's Drupal Site *

Novartis Pharmaceutical's Drupal Site

Flexible Benefit Services' Drupal Site *

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Drupal Website

U of M Health System's Drupal Site

Governments Using Drupal

White House.gov's Drupal Site

Websites Using Drupal Tutorials

Government of Bermuda's Drupal Site

Government of France's Drupal Site

PM of Australia's Drupal Site

South African Government's Drupal Site

Examples Of Websites Using Drupal

Drupal website design

New York State Senate

U.S. Dept. of Commerce's Drupal Site

U.S. Dept. of Transportation's Drupal Site

NASA's Drupal Site

*Denotes a site that has been built or is maintained by EDUCO Web Design. Want to see some of our Case Studies? Check out our Portfolio.

Drupal Website Example

Segue has developed websites for multiple clients using the Drupal open-source Content Management System (CMS). This has proven to be an excellent platform for website development due to its ease of use and multitude of modules which can enhance a site’s capabilities. However, despite our past successes in implementing Drupal websites, Segue recently encountered some difficulties with Drupal in supporting the demands of the High-Traffic, High-Availability websites of one of our customers.

The following were the key challenges at project initiation:

  • The infrastructure supporting the sites demonstrated frequent problems related to its ability to handle traffic surges without crashing
  • The existing sites were on Drupal 5.x and were in need of migration to 6.x, however there were several “hacks” in the legacy site codebase that hindered a smooth upgrade
  • The client had determined to migrate the hosting of the site to a newly-designed infrastructure, built specifically to address the shortcomings of the original environment, which had an insufficient number of front-end and back-end servers to handle the anticipated traffic
  • There was a need to maintain the existing look and feel of the sites to maintain brand continuity for the audience, even though one of the sites was being moved from a proprietary CMS developed in-house
  • Aggressive project delivery timelines had been established to stay within greater customer operational needs

We followed our typical Drupal implementation path and the migration of the sites went relatively smoothly. Early on, it appeared that we had successfully addressed the traffic concerns, as the sites were initially more stable and were able to handle an increased server load. After a short period of time, however, it became clear that the sites were still prone to crashing when the number of daily hits rose into the hundreds of thousands. (We were successful in delivering over 40 million page views in the first week of the first site post-migration, which seemed to indicate success, but it was short-lived).

Websites With Drupal

After continued analysis of the situation, we determined that our best solution (and an emerging industry standard solution) was found in Pressflow, which has the following features:

  • Specialized distribution of Drupal, designed for high-traffic sites (and as the name would suggest, frequently used by media sites)
  • Optimized for MySQL, which was the back-end in use (as a tradeoff, Pressflow does not support the use of other databases)
  • Released roughly in parallel to Drupal core – new releases of core are tested, optimized, and released to make enhancements from recent Drupal core releases available to Pressflow sites
  • Drop-in replacement for “vanilla” core (In theory, all Drupal contrib modules will work with Pressflow core)
  • Introduces “Lazy Session Initiation” (Eliminates need for anonymous users to create records in the sessions table)

Relaunching the sites with Pressflow, drastically improved performance and stability, which were further improved with the implementation and configuration of Varnish, a caching reverse proxy server, which allowed extended scaling of the existing hardware infrastructure.

Although there were minor tweaks needed to address specific functional requirements of the client’s sites (including the need to maintain accurate read count data and serve video from specific non-standard video providers), Segue was able to provide our customer with sites that can handle hundreds of thousands of hits each day, without crashing, as well as limit the number of servers necessary to support the sites, reducing their recurring hosting costs.

Top Drupal Websites

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