PHP session on disk with lighttpd, and write access

On HappyLife, we used to use Memcache to handle the php sessions. We discovered a while back after much trouble that Memcache might not have been the best solution for sessions on a high traffic site. But this will be the subject of another post.

Anyway, I switched back to classical session, stored on disk.

Here's the relevant php.ini config

[Session]
session.save_handler = files
session.save_path = '/tmp/php'

/tmp/php should be writable by www-data, so

$ chown www-data:www-data /tmp/php

Tags : #lighttpd #php #sessions

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