Database Maintenance

It is an excellent idea to keep your database in good health. Under AdminCP ยป Database you can select for how long messages are to be stored in the database, delete guests which effectively removes used guest names etc. These settings do nothing by themselves - they are applied through a file called cron.php which you must call once a week, once a day or even every hour.

If you are unfamiliar with the built-in cron, the easiest way to setup a cron schedule to call your cron.php is by using a 3rd party service. We can recommend cron-job.org or of course you can Google for another.

Our recommendation for a chat on a shared hosting account is to store no more than 20k messages in the database.


Page updated: 2021-10-05
 
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