Pearl Drums | Web Design | E-commerce | Darkstar Digital

Pearl Drums

Web Design & E-Commerce

We didn’t miss a beat.

Pearl Drum’s new website was launched for the National Association of Music Merchants show and was a huge success. We switched from a proprietary .NET CMS to an open source platform which was much better at handling such a large website with so much traffic. It easily met all of our performance goals and gave us the freedom to structure our markup the way we wanted.
Pearl Drum Website Development

The Challange



Darkstar customized an open source content management system to allow Pearl Drum to manage large sets of diverse resources, from a large dealer network to a library of Pearl artists.

The Result


When we started the Pearl project, we migrated over 10,000 pages, artists, and other resources from a SQL Server database to a MySQL database. The site has since grown to over 16,000 different pages.


Because Pearl is such a high profile company, it’s website experiences regular denial of service (DOS) attacks. With CloudFlare’s load balancing and firewall capabilities, Darkstar was able to mitigate these attacks and keep the site running.


Despite increased traffic, larger images, and more videos, Darkstar was actually able to save Pearl a significant amount of money per month on their hosting bills by switching to a more efficient cloud hosting infrastructure running industry standard open source software.
Pearl Drum Website Design

Darkstar has been working with Pearl for over a decade on many websites, ranging from the large corporate website to customized e-commerce solutions and one of the internet’s busiest forums.

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