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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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Community Member, 283 Posts

15 October 2009 at 12:19pm

Edited: 15/10/2009 12:19pm

Reading the error verbatim, your webserver does not have access to the sessions folder in your filesystem. Apache may be running as another user (like apache or www-data) that can't edit your session dir.

You need to change your permissions on /var/lib/php/session/. Set the permissions of your existing session dir to be

chmod u=rwx,og=wxt /var/lib/php/session/

If that doesn't work or can't be done, change the directory PHP stores sessions to something safe like /tmp

Check your php.ini settings or use this:

So have a look here and feel better that others are suffering too:


Community Member, 41 Posts

22 October 2009 at 8:28pm

I finally got past this stage by having the hosting provider zap the entire thing and start from new as a new client. It worked.

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