I'm facing a problem with my phpBB 3.2.x board. My hosting provider notified me that the
/filesfolder, which is used by phpBB software to store all board attachments, contains too many files (currently more than 13 000) and that it affects or may affect performance of the server disk array.
Logical solution is to split files into subfolders to distribute the load.
I've noticed that this functionality was already somehow implemented for future phpBB 4, but I can't find anything for the current phpBB 3.2.x…waiting a few years for phpBB 4 is not a solution in my case – I think my hosting provider won't be so patient.
Related topic and pull requests:
https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopi ... 81&t=52226
Please, is there a way to solve this problem for phpBB 3.2.x? Is there someone who was struggling with the same problem and was able to solve it?