How can I fix the Permission error when I call session_start()?
I’m getting the following error:
PHP Warning: session_start() [<a href='function.session-start'>function.session-start</a>]: open(/tmp/sess_49a20cbe1ef09a2d0262b3f7eb842e7b, O_RDWR) failed: Permission denied (13) in /home/------/public_html/includes/libs/ss.inc.php on line 1
The problem doesn’t happen all the time, but comes and goes.
This the code at line on 1 in ss.inc.php
<?php session_start(); ?>
You don’t appear to have write permission to the
/tmp directory on your server. This is a bit weird, but you can work around it. Before the call to
session_start() put in a call to
session_save_path() and give it the name of a directory writable by the server. Details are here.
do a phpinfo(), and look for session.save_path. the directory there needs to have the correct permissions for the user and/or group that your webserver runs as
I have had this issue before, you need more than the standard
644 permission to store the
$_SESSION information. You need to be able to write to that file as that is how it remembers.
It seems that you don’t have WRITE permission on
PHP does not have permissions to write on /tmp directory. You need to use
chmod command to open /tmp permissions.