What are other 'shared hosting environment' moodles setting the chat module setting to to avoid too much load on the server? What are the pros and cons on having higher refresh rates or should we look for a 3rd party chat with less overhead on sourceforge?
settings that crashed the server:
new settings, untested:
We killed a celeron 2.0Ghrz with 1GB ram DiractAdmin server with updated PHP and Zend having ~10 people in the chat room. Users kept getting bumped and the act of reloading and trying to all get back in over and over brought the server to it's knees. From one of the admins: "The site just crippled the server... made it totally inaccessible for anyone, so 'Admin name deleted' suspended. he's gonna have to go dedicated for that domain"