Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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Question Disable Hits Recording for performance

1 year 8 months ago - 1 year 8 months ago #1 by ianrispin

I have just migrated from an old fireboard forum to Kunena.

In 2007/8 I made quite a few custom changes to the fireboard code to improve the website performance.

One of these was to disable hits counting.

The reason for this is very simple - having a hit counter means that for every forum page viewed the database has to be updated.

I reckon that my forum (and many others) get almost 1000 times as many views as there are new posts/replies created.

So having a hit counter increases the number of updates to the database by 1000 times.

If i get 10 new posts a day i only need update the forum database 10 times.

If i want to track registered users viewing posts to set "read" vs "unread" i may need to update database a few hundred times.

BUT If i record all hits by guests and robots etc and have 10,000 pageviews a day then i update the database 10,000 times.

I know I can hide the hits in the CSS

but is there a config option to NOT record hits for performance reasons?

if not could someone please let me know which code file contains the command to record hits in the database when a guest views a page - so I can comment it out.
Last edit: 1 year 8 months ago by ianrispin.

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1 year 8 months ago #2 by Slacker
I use JotCache it cachees also Kunena forum posts thus making them faster for non-logged in viewers. This decreases the load on database, which almost always is the bottle neck.

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