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  • Working on site,

    When reviewing PHP error logs the below error runs rampant on the site, and I’m unsure how to fix?

    Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct

    Any help would be appreciated!

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  • if you are on Shared Hosting i will advice to contact support because i guess access to php.ini would be restrictive else you can look into php.ini and add session_save_path(“/tmp”);


    take backup of php.ini before any modifications in case to revert back.

    session.save_path = "home/thekent2/tmp"

    Above is the current session save path in php.ini.

    You might put an info.php file into your blog’s directory with:


    Then execute that and verify where it thinks the Loaded Configuration File and session.save_path is. In my case it’s just “/tmp” which is off my user directory.

    Might make sure with webhost that the drive just isn’t simply full.

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