The Moodle system settings

In addition to caching, Moodle offers a wide range of system-related performance settings that are set at various places in the Site administration section.

Session handling

A session is initiated for each user who authenticates against Moodle. This also applies to guests. There are a number of relevant settings, which can be found by going to Server | Session handling:

Setting

Description

Use the database for session handling

By default, session information is stored in the filesystem. On larger installations or a system that makes use of a clustered environment, it is recommended that you store the information in the Moodle database instead.

Timeout

The period for which a session is kept open when there hasn't been ...

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