Firstly (and briefly):
I am very new to PHP, MySQL and Apache (2 days new) so I may sound very dumb at times and need things explained to me in ‘idiot proof’ however please do bare with me because I realy do want to get to grips with this.
ok, heres my problem:
I have downloaded apache, MySQL, PHP and a tool to see the MySQL databases in a GUI, and have also found a PHP News utility which I am trying to get up and running, however having successfully installed it, whenever I log on it takes me back to the logon page.
I looked in my Apache log and have found plenty of errors (all appearing simmultaneously, time wise) however each error knuckles down to the following:
[Tue Dec 19 14:22:41 2006] [error] [client 188.8.131.52] PHP Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (E:\DOCUME~1\Steve\LOCALS~1\Temp\php\upload) in Unknown on line 0, referer: http://184.108.40.206/news/1.3.0/upload/index.php
I have been looking around quite franticly trying to remedy this. I have made sure I have all the extensions for PHP, have reconfigured SQL (although I now know its a PHP error, god knows how i know that but thats what all the signs boil down to), reinstalled apache… to be quite honest now im starting to doubt I have any idea what i’m doing.
I have looked around and DID find this:
http://www.phpfreaks.com/forums/index.p … #msg484668
This looks like it could be the answer to all my problems, however now is where im gonna sound like a real dip. The resolution is to change the session.start_path from a readable location to a writable location. The problem poster stated he done this using IIS, however i’m using apache and cannot find a way to do this. I am using windows and (as embarrasing as this could sound) I have created a folder and changed my php.ini file to point session.start_path to E:PROGRA~1Apache~1Apache~1htdocsphpwrite and have gone into the windows propperties for the folder and have unticked ‘read only’.
I had a feeling this wouldnt work, however now im absolutely stuck on what to do next and was hoping someone would be able to help me remedy this.
Thanks in advance.