Written by Chris Fidao on Mar 1, 2019 in

HelpSpot 4.8.17


  • A new command "php hs spam:clean" was added to help reduce size of the spam filter without reducing spam filtering quality
  • Caching implemented on high-volume database queries, especially filter counts, to help on installs with a large number of filters. This reduces the load on the database server and improves admin page load times.
  • Session garbage collection enhancement to remove old session data, especially for installs with high API usage
  • Made improvements to spam filtering performance.
  • Optimized tasks2 maintenance tasks to run once per day

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