Optimizing Moodle system performance
In this section, we have grouped settings that potentially impact performance without compromising any Moodle features. The topics covered are session handling, cron management and scheduled tasks, global search, and system paths.
A session is initiated for each user that authenticates against Moodle, which also applies to guests. There are several well-explained settings relevant in a performance optimization context, which can be found by going to Site administration | Server | Session handling:
Figure 15.13 – Session handling
Moodle manages sessions and cookies very well. However, when problems occur, it is sometimes necessary to intervene manually. This should be done locally in the web browser if a specific user experiences issues (clear cache and cookies) or on the server if the problem affects multiple users. The latter is done by clearing the
mdl_sessions table if sessions are stored...