I just started a free trial with a new webhost as my current one is useless.
I have always had my website working on the old webhost fine.
I have a folder called sessions outside the public_html folder so it cannot be accessed in a browser and not accessed by anyone else as i am on a shared host.
With my previous host everytime i logged in to my own website i could edit the session file and see all the users data in there. For some reason on my new webhost when i login and try and view the session data in the session file all i see is one very long random string.
Problem is i don't know why this is happening, i see no user data in there just a long random string. It is causing my website problems as for example, when i login the main control panel page shows my name which is stored in the session which is good but when i go to edit profile page no data is being shown in the form boxes from the session, just blank jet on my old host it shows data like it should.
another problem is the view profile webpage is also repeating the user data, again strange as it is coming from session yet for example instead of showing the username once it is showing it multiple times (repeating iteself).
As i say my site has never gave me problems on old webhost.
Could anyone shed any light on this please?
1) Confused why session file has a random string and not users data in there, i can only think of there is some feature on there server that serializes the data in the session files, althou i have never heard of this.
2) It displays my name fine on main control panel page but on edit profile no data is shown from session in the form boxes.
3) view own user profile shows users data from session but is repeating the data.
Thanks for any help.