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charleyhankins
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Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:15 pm

My website, southark.edu, is yielding an error:
"Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session"

I uploaded and tried to use the fpa-en.php but it just yielded the same result.
https://southark.edu/fpa-en.php

Our website has suffered a couple of hacks recently and I have been working with a developer to find the vulnerabilities and fix them.

Please let me know what other information I may provide.

Edit: I just tried to log into phpmyadmin and it would not allow me to. This leads me to think it could be a problem with the db.
Last edited by charleyhankins on Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:23 pm

Check that save.session_path is writeable on the server.

Open Configuration.php in an Editor and change session handler from 'database' to 'none'

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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by sozzled » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:38 pm

G'day, Charley. Let me start by saying that changing the session handler from "database" to "none" is a good idea but this does not explain why you cannot run the FPA. I haven't encountered this "failed to start application" issue with the FPA unless there's something amiss with the webserver (i.e. Apache, MySQL and/or PHP).

I also haven't encountered the problem with running the FPA when save.session_path is not writable. There are many FPA reports on this forum that illustrate cases where save.session_path is not writable (e.g. viewtopic.php?t=927168#p3408804, viewtopic.php?t=988106#p3637605 and viewtopic.php?t=972331#p3570951). So, even if save.session_path is not writable, the FPA report should still run.

Might be an easy fix, might take a little longer to fix ... can't say. It could be something to do with the webhosting arrangement (maybe the server needs a well-aimed kick with a size-10 boot in the right place(s) ...)

charleyhankins wrote:
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:15 pm
Our website has suffered a couple of hacks recently and I have been working with a developer to find the vulnerabilities and fix them.
AFAIK, your website hasn't necessarily been hacked. Yes, it's true that you've had a couple of articles or unwanted content posted on your website that does not comply with your organisation's terms-of-use policy but we need to keep things in perspective. Removing spam, removing unwanted content, is a routine part of any website owner's activities. Police-work is just a fact of life: just because there are rules that say "you can't do this", doesn't mean that people will follow those rules all the time. It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it, right? ;)
“If you think I’m wrong then say, ‘I think you’re wrong.’ If you say ‘You’re wrong!’, how do you know?” :)

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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:32 pm

Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. My session handler was set to none.
I changed it to database and received the following error:
Can't create/write to file '/tmp/#sql_6b99_0.MAI' (Errcode: 30 "Read-only file system")

But, I can now load fpa-en.php
I will paste it below.

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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:38 pm

Forum Post Assistant (v1.6.3) : 24-Oct-2021 wrote:
Last PHP Error(s) Reported :: wrote:[24-Oct-2021 13:31:28 America/Los_Angeles] PHP Warning: session_start(): Failed to read session data: files (path: /tmp) in /home/devsouthark/public_html/fpa-en.php on line 647
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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by sozzled » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:49 pm

This FPA report differs from the previous FPA report for the website.

In the previous FPA report, Session Handler = PHP but now Session Handler = Database; as puzzling as this is that you needed to make this change to run the FPA report, I understand that the change was a temporary one. Nonetheless, it exposed a likely cause for the following two observations (and a probable solution).

In the previous FPA report, System TMP Writable = Yes but now System TMP Writable = No

In the previous FPA report, save.session_path was writable but now it's not.

It begs the question, who changed these things and why? As you've experienced in the past, your webhosting provider was either the cause (or the cure) for your problems. When I searched for "Read-only file system" on the 'net, several sources suggested re-booting the server ... that's what I meant earlier when I talked about aiming a size-10 one at a sensitive part of your webhost's physiology in order to get a response. ;)

It's probably not a J! problem ...
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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:58 pm

I am working with a Joomla development company, so they may have.
I changed session_handler to database.
Should they be changed to something else?

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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by sozzled » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:02 pm

See above: ask the "Joomla development company" to reboot the server. Leave things alone for present until after that's happened and then revert Session Handler = PHP again. My guess is that giving Apache a swift kick will probably fix the read-only matter and things that were unwritable will become writable again.

Does this sound a reasonable plan to you?
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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:14 pm

That sounds reasonable to me.
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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by charleyhankins » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:13 pm

working now. It appears I had 200GB in my trash folder which needed to be removed. If I find out more, I'll respond on here.

Thanks for your help.
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Re: Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Post by sozzled » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:18 pm

*heh-heh-heh* ... someone forgot to take out the trash, eh?

OK, now you can set the Session Handler back to PHP. I had a think about this matter while I was playing Solitaire on the PC and it make sense that if you can't write to the filesystem then you can't store session data using the filesystem, either. 8)

Anyway, it's a bit like the tale of Little Bo-Peep: if the environment is good then problems often disappear by themselves.
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