This module is for experienced users only. It requires manual configuration of settings.php and maybe also the database and the ability to set up and user subdomains

The split site module optimizes a Drupal site that uses a large number of modules (80 or more) by splitting into a number of smaller sites each using a subdomain. Unlike other multi-site options which use different databases or which split the sites into separate tables, this option minimizes the number of tables that are shared so that the site behaves more like one site.

The module achieves uniformity across the subdomains by attempting to recreate selected menu systems that are shared across each subdomain. This module only works on sites which use a conventional Drupal menu.

For a live example go to Gutpedia and click on 'Jobs' in the left hand menu. This site in entirety uses about 115 modules. By splitting out the jobs, this is reduced to 88 for the main site and 38 for the jobs site, with corresponding performance gains.

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  • Maintenance status: Unknown
  • Development status: Unknown
  • Module categories: Performance and Scalability
  • Downloads: 342
  • Last modified: September 25, 2010

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