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Is this the best way to extend the PHP session time?


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Hi all,



I'm trying to increase the server default php session timeout from 1hour to 3hours. I don't have access to my php.ini but can use .htaccess. Is the following the correct way to do this?


in the .htaccess add the line:


php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 10800


Or would I be better off including the following after every session start() on everypage:





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The idea of putting it into your script would be best. Could I suggest that you put it into config.php or where you define you server settings, then you don't need to put it on each and every page as it would be included each time.

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