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    Session save path Unwriteable

    Hi guys,
    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
    Steve

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    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.

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    I've set everything as full permission just to test, still hasn't sorted it

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    Have you checked what the php session path is set to?

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    Sorry to be a novice, but how do I check that?

    (sorry if i'm causing any trouble to you)

    Cheers

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    Look at the 'session' section of your phpinfo page.

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    What OS/web server?

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    It's a hosted site, UK2 business hosting package, linux shared hosting.
    http://www.uk2.net/web_hosting/

    Hope I haven't gone for the wrong hosting


    "session.save_path no value no value "
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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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    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

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    I can give you a hand but can you upload a php file with
    Code:
    and pm me the url so I can see whats set up.

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    link to
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    Looking at that link there is no session.save_path value set.

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