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500 error with Joomla 2.5 install on SeekDotNet hosting

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:58 pm
by traug
I added all of the Joomla 2.5 files to my public_html directory for my site, but when I go to my site to install Joomla I receive a 500 internal server error after redirecting me to the index page of the installation. Contacting my host I was told this is the error message:
Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (\temp) in C:\Clients\xxxxx\portal.mysite.com\public_html\libraries\joomla\session\session
They instructed me to make sure the setting of session.save_path is correct (\temp). I have been browsing forums but the only solution I could really find is to make a php5.ini file and place it in the public_html, administrator, and installation directories with this code:

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magic_quotes_gpc = Off;
session.save_path = /tmp;
but I still receive the 500 error.

Sorry for being a total Joomla noob, and thanks for any help!

Re: 500 error with Joomla 2.5 install on SeekDotNet hosting

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:30 am
by nottsjoomla
You need to add the full path to the sessions folder, not a relative one.

http://www.robertwent.com/blog/joomla/7 ... on-storage