We are running Moodle 2.5 hosted by an external company (so memcache is not possible yet).
I read in the 2.6 docs that storing session information in moodledata folder is faster than doing it on the database, which is what we currently do. Docs say the following about the database option:
"The performance is relatively low, it is not recommended for large sites."
However the database session handling option on Moodle 2.5 itself reads:
"This is especially useful for large/busy sites or sites built on cluster of servers."
Therefore we are confused. I know 2.6 introduced "MDL-31501 - New session drivers supporting files, database and memcached storage". Is this the reason that 2.5 recommends database session handling and 2.6 does not? Can you please advise?
Thanks a lot,