Ok, I’ve read these forums a lot, and figured out a lot of issues come down to permissions. Here’s the problem:
I installed a instance of suiteCRM on my shared webhosting (BlueHost). I confirmed, both through SSH and through looking at file permissions in my FTP client, that I correctly set the 775 and 755 permissions as required in the install documents. My user/group permissions are also appropriately set for the entire directory. I even went in and edited the /include/utils.php as many users have reported that the dir_mode and file_mode settings are incorrect. I’ve confirmed in utils.php and config.php that the user/group is labeled correctly. HOWEVER, when I get to my login screen, the “loading” wheel on my Chrome tab continuously spins. When I “stop” the page, I can login, get the main screen after logging in for about 5 seconds, then get automatically booted to “index.php?module=Users&action=Login&loginErrorMessage=LBL_SESSION_EXPIRED” which provides the “You have been logged out because your session has expired” message. Nothing I’ve done (see above setting permissions, fixing config.php and utils.php) has fixed this problem. Are there any ideas or thoughts out there? This has been aggravating me to no end.
I’ve cleared my cache (both server side and my local browser cache) to no avail. I do not have the ability to change my php.ini file but I don’t believe that is the problem at this point. I’ve checked the logs and there is nothing of use in there unfortunately. Ugh!!!
My disk is not full, I am definitely sure of that. As for the session path, I did configure a custom path due to other threads I have read about that issue and it is confirmed that I am getting session files being written there by SuiteCRM, so that shouldn’t be an issue.
Thanks, yes there is only one instance on this server. All permissions are appropriately set from SSH terminal and logs show nothing weird happening, which is why I’m so confused it keeps pushing me out.
Yes, I am sure. I deleted the folder, tried to login again and it re-populated that folder, but still have the same “session expired” error. Could you explain the truncate the table tracker piece?
Thanks, appreciate your help. Hopefully we can resolve this. On a side note, I did an installation on another shared server (but with a different provider) and it works just fine. I even had it call a SQL DB on the server I’m having this problem with so I’ve narrowed it down to some issue with accessing files on the server itself and/or php settings.
By truncate the tracker table, he means open your tracker table in phpmyadmin (or however you access your mysql server). If you use phpmyadmin, you can click operations->truncate. That will wipe the contents of the table. I have no idea of the ramifications of this, I’m relying on mikebeck to not be leading you astray here.
Can you create a file in your suitecrm directory called phpinfo.php and inside put the following code and then call it from a browser window?
<?php phpinfo(); ?>
Save the output as an HTML file and attach it to a response thread. If you’re not comfortable posting it (I probably wouldn’t be), just post a screen shot of the entire section on 'session’s.
Inside that phpinfo() window it will show your session save path. I thought this was a php.ini setting… but you said you changed your session save path and you said you can’t edit your php.ini… so perhaps I’m a bit confused. Where did you change that?
FYI, typically if you put a php.ini file in the suiteCRM root directory php will reference that instead of the server’s default php.ini. Furthermore, you can also specify a php.ini file to use in your .htaccess file… typically.
If I’ve been too brief on any of these ideas, they’re not specific to SuiteCRM, so I would recommend checking in with google for more information on my suggestions/ideas in this post (other than specifically truncating tracker, although you could google “mysql truncate”).