EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package Thread, Session save path Unwriteable in Projects:; Hi guys,
I've been looking for hours now but i'm completely stumped as to why during the installation of Joomla ...
19th February 2008, 02:47 PM #1
Session save path Unwriteable
I've been looking for hours now but i'm completely stumped as to why during the installation of Joomla on my new hosting it is saying that the "Session save path" is "Unwriteable" I've trield many methods to try and resolve this but I still can't find what I'm doing wrong.
Has anyone found a resolution for this?
Cheers in advance
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19th February 2008, 02:51 PM #2
The 'temporary' directory used by your web server to save session files is not writeable by your web server. On my ubuntu web server, this is /tmp which is world read/writeable.
19th February 2008, 03:11 PM #3
I've set everything as full permission just to test, still hasn't sorted it
19th February 2008, 03:25 PM #4
Have you checked what the php session path is set to?
19th February 2008, 03:36 PM #5
Sorry to be a novice, but how do I check that?
(sorry if i'm causing any trouble to you)
19th February 2008, 03:45 PM #6
Look at the 'session' section of your phpinfo page.
19th February 2008, 04:08 PM #7
19th February 2008, 04:38 PM #8
It's a hosted site, UK2 business hosting package, linux shared hosting.
Hope I haven't gone for the wrong hosting
"session.save_path no value no value "
Last edited by apoth0r; 19th February 2008 at 04:42 PM.
19th February 2008, 04:51 PM #9
- Rep Power
I haven't used Joomla in awhile; does the installer tell you that the save path is not set, unwriteable or both? Does it tell you what it thinks is the save path?
You can change the session save path using the session_save_path('/path/to/joomla/session/folder') PHP function. Some of your Joomla folders will need to be writeable so if it tells you to make them writeable make sure they are.
19th February 2008, 06:58 PM #10
Yes it says "unwritable" and "Not Set" (sorry for the lack of info on that earlier).
Within which file do i need to put that code? (session_save_path('/))
in order to provide the server with the information it needs and where is the default joomla session folder located?
19th February 2008, 07:53 PM #11
- Rep Power
Actually, better idea would be to use a .htaccess file.
Create a file named .htaccess (just that, as the htaccess bit is the extension and the file has nothing as a prefix - so just ".htaccess") in the same folder as your "upload" folder or whatever you renamed it to.
Inside the file type this:
php_value session.save_path /path/to/session/folder
Where /path/to/session/folder is either something like /tmp or create a directory called sessions in your Joomla upload folder (same folder), give it permissions write permissions and then type in the full path to the folder above.
Hope that helps.
P.S.: If you get stuck there are probably quite a few articles on Google about the session save path.
19th February 2008, 08:31 PM #12
Anyone out there I can give the access to and have a look at it, i've got a feeling i've screwed something somewhere coz i've completely lost the joomla installation page now.
Spent all *bloomin'* day trying to get it to work, and i'm no closer now
If anyone has a few mins spare i'd be so appreciative
19th February 2008, 08:35 PM #13
I can give you a hand but can you upload a php file withand pm me the url so I can see whats set up.
Thanks to ZeroHour from:
apoth0r (19th February 2008)
19th February 2008, 08:38 PM #14
Last edited by apoth0r; 9th April 2008 at 06:00 PM.
19th February 2008, 08:51 PM #15
Looking at that link there is no session.save_path value set.
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