Prashant Prashant - 3 months ago 15x
PHP Question

session timeout in php code and in htaccess?

What we use to set the session time out in php. I found following:

ini_set(session.cookie_lifetime, 3600);
ini_set(session.gc_maxlifetime, 3600);

Is it right way to set timeout for session in php? Or is there any way we can set the time out in htaccess file?

Maybe its a simple question, but I am not really able to get the answer, even tried on SO, Google and but no straight solutions or code for this.


I have resolved this issue by adding following code in my .htaccess file.

<IfModule mod_php5.c>
    #Session timeout
    php_value session.cookie_lifetime 1200
    php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 1200