Chat settings

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 1.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Chat settings.

Location: Chat settings link in Administration > Modules > Activities


A daemon is a program that runs all the time in the background. In this case it's a PHP script, listening to a particular port on your server, accepting and giving out chat information.

If you intend to use the chat activity a lot, then you should consider using a chat server daemon to reduce server load.

Setup:

1) Admin -> Config -> Modules -> Chat -> Settings

2) Set the method to "sockets" and set up the ports etc

3) Start the server like this (from the Unix command line):

  cd moodle/mod/chat
  php chatd.php --start &

4) Go to a chat room in Moodle and open it as normal.

See also

Forum discussion http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=23198