PHP need a long session and can't seem to get one
Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:44 PM
I have a PHP session problem. I need my users to be able to have their session last 2 or 3 hours, but all sessions get trashed at 20-24 minutes.
I read up on php.net/sessions and one guy there posted a nice 3 point topic on how to get a longer session.. So I followed his advice. One of the things I was supposed to do, and I did, was that I asked my server to give me a specific folder that I could store my session in, and they gave me /tmp.... which I thought was the default and therefore not really a help, since the guy on php.net said the default folder is /tmp and other people's gc could end your session.. But not understanding the structure of a server much , I thought perhaps this /tmp was perhaps in the realm of my own site/folder on the server so maybe it was mine alone.. don't know..
Before I ask my server to make yet another folder for me to test and see if that is the problem, I thought I would post a screenshot of the session part of my phpinfo. If anyone has any input I would really appreciate it! I have users screaming at me because they are getting bumped off my site at about 20 min. and they need longer to fill out my forms - they need a few hours, it's a several-page study they are filling out for a counseling session....
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Thanks in advance for your help!
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 11:56 PM
Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:14 PM
right now and it did no good...
That may not be reflected in the screenshot above..
Posted 24 August 2006 - 10:54 PM
A server I just checked keeps their sessions in the /var/lib/php/session directory. We've had a few problems, though. One server wouldn't write to the directory with the correct permissions of 700, so we had to make it 777.
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