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  Set PHP session timeout


There are many different discussions about PHP sessions. We may often face some weird issues while handling PHP sessions. Sometimes session is expired earlier than expected. Or sometimes the session is not expired. This introduces many confusions. Today we discuss how to set PHP session timeout correctly today. In php.ini, there are three key parameters which will affect the session timeout. session.gc_maxlifetime, session.gc_probability and session.gc_divisor. session.gc_maxlifetime defined the...

   PHP,session,timeout     2013-08-31 08:11:03


  How does PHP session work?


This article is about how PHP session works internally. Below are the steps : 1. Session in PHP is loaded into PHP core as an extension, we can understand it as an extension. When session extension is loaded, PHP will call core functions to get the session save_handler, i.e interface or functions for reading and writing session data. By default, PHP will handle session data by writing and reading files on the server. But PHP also supplies custom methods for handling session data, we can use sess...

   PHP, session, mechanism     2012-12-28 13:36:49


  What does session_destroy() do in PHP?


In PHP manual, the description for session_destroy() function is : session_destroy() destroys all of the data associated with the current session. It does not unset any of the global variables associated with the session, or unset the session cookie. To use the session variables again, session_start() has to be called. I am confused about this description. If this function destroys all session data, then why the global variables associated with the session are not unset? Why can we u...

   session_destroy,session_start     2013-08-31 09:59:05


  Some tricks on PHP session


1. Session timeout problem There is a nuance we found with session timing out although the user is still active in the session.  The problem has to do with never modifying the session variable. The GC will clear the session data files based on their last modification time.  Thus if you never modify the session, you simply read from it, then the GC will eventually clean up. To prevent this you need to ensure that your session is modified within the GC delete time.  You can accomp...

   PHP,Session,Timeout,Solution,Various domain     2015-03-13 07:05:37


  What you may not know about PHP session


When we access one website, the site usually should have a mechanism to keep track of the status of the user on the site. There are a few mechanisms supported by many server side languages to help track user status such as session and cookie. Today we will talk about session, when creating a session, we need to keep track of many data, besides user data, we also need to tell the server what is the timeout of the session so that we can garbage collect the session data which should not be stored a...

   PHP session,session timeout,example     2013-07-06 08:44:18


  Using PHP sessions across subdomains


By default, PHP uses the 'PHPSESSID' cookie to propagate session data across multiple pages, and by default it uses the current top-level domain and subdomain in the cookie declaration. Example: www.domain.com The downside to this is that the session data can't travel with you to other subdomains. So if you started a session on www.domain.com, the session data would become unavailable on forums.domain.com. The solution is to change the domain PHP uses when it sets the 'PHPSESSID' cookie. ...

   PHP,Session,Subdomain,Availability     2011-12-25 02:36:25


  strange thing in PHP session variable and local variable


A few minutes ago, I noticed one strange thing when I did my PHP web application development.The situation is described below:I want to display a user's profile using a query parameter user=user_id as the parameter. And also the session variable when user logs in  is $_SESSION["user"].So before displaying the user's profile, I need to either get the query string parameter user and create a local variable called $user and assign value to it as $user=$_REQUEST["user"].Here comes the strange t...

   PHP,session,variable name,change automat     2011-06-13 12:23:59


  Remote execute command in Java example


Frequently there is a need to logon to a remote system and run some commands or programs to get the output, many software can serve this purpose such as putty and gitshell.These software usually provide secure access to the remote system. But have you ever wondered what to do if you need to run commands on many different systems at the same time and get all these results back at a single place? Especially in big data era, many tasks may run on different distributed systems and you want o have a ...

   JSch, Example, Distributed system, SSH2     2014-12-12 03:20:19


  Backend-as-a-service?


As the list of *-as-a-service’s continues to grow, I thought I’d throw one into the mix. What about the idea of a backend-as-a-service (BaaS)? The recent surge of client side Javascript frameworks along with the attractiveness of simple RESTful APIs has created an environment where server-side interaction can be reduced to simply database interaction (including validation and some computation). But why stop there? What if the server-side of the equation was simply a RESTful, schema-les...

   Web design,Backend,Service,BaaS,Client JavaScript     2011-12-29 09:07:38


  PHP to get long running process progress dynamically


Frequently in web applications, we may have a request to the back end system which may trigger a long running process such as searching huge amount of data or a long running database process. Then the front end webpage may hang and wait for the process to be finished. During this process, if we can provide the user some information about the progress of the back end process, it may improve user experience. Unfortunately, in web applications, this seems not an easy task because web scripting lang...

   AJAX,PHP,progress,long process,demo     2012-06-04 07:29:37