Session_start(): Failed to read session data

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Error Message

Warning : session_start(): Failed to read session data: user (path: /php_sessions) in /home/vol18_2/ on line 260
Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

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I am trying to move a Joomla site to this server. Thank you.

My guess is that the session storage on the server is full.
If that is the case, you will have to wait for admin


Thanks KangJL for your reply.

You’re referring to this server and the InfinityFree admin?

I checked this, but when I tried to run a very simple script that just started a session, it just worked for me.

This topic on the Joomla forum suggests that this could also be caused by incorrect database credentials. And I checked the configuration.php of your website, and the database configuration is indeed incorrect.

Specifically, you configured your website with the database hostname localhost, which is not correct. Please check the client area or control panel for the right value to use.


I guess he copied code from github and didnt think for a second of a database :rofl: :rofl:

Not really. As mentioned by the Admin (and by the original poster at the first post), the site is using Joomla, which is a CMS. It was also being moved either from a local environment or from a hosting that utilizes localhost as its database hostname, so the OP likely didn’t think to change it.


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