Speed up SMF with Avatar management!

One way to help speed up SMF is to move avatars to a specific directory rather than have them handled through the attachments system. This way you will save a big chunk of resources since they are served in a "normal way" rather than through index.php

You can do this through Admin > Attachments and Avatars > Avatar Settings > Upload avatars to > Specific directory.

Naturally create the directory and make it writable.

To move existing avatars to the new directory, access index.php?action=manageattachments;sa=moveAvatars

Be warned though your page views stats will drop to the floor, for some reason webalizer and awstats wrongly thinks an avatar loaded on a page is a page itself rather than a hit.

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