Joomla: Warning: session_start(): Failed to read session data

#1

Hi there, I think, I’ve got a problem with session data in joomla. After setting the nameserver “Nameserver1” and “Nameserver2” in domainfactory, everything went fine, Today, about 10 hours after, I get on the website the following mistake:

Warning : session_start(): Failed to read session data: user (path: /tmp) in /kunden/xxxx_xxxx/www-xxxx-de/libraries/joomla/session/handler/native.php on line 260
Error: Failed to start application: Failed to start the session

Even the subdomain isn’t working anymore (same error message), I think, because of changing the nameserver for all?? Any ideas?

#2

Thats a question you should take to a Joomla forum or something related. The forum here is not the right place.

#3

Hi @sandro, I’m sorry, when I ask the wrong question in this forum. I’m pretty surprised, since this mistake is caused by cloudflare and not from joomla. In a joomla forum I’m pretty sure, they don’t know what I’m taking about - and just a few had been ever in contact with cloudflare or cdn. Since you’ve got the status as a “leader” of this forum, should I delete my posting???
By the way, there ist at least one more with the same problem in this forum, but unfortunately without solution… I’m a bit confused…

#4

It is not, Cloudflare does not have any influence on that.

You dont need to delete your posting, but this forum is for Cloudflare related issues and not general issues web related issues. I cant tell you what the exact error in your case is but if it is related to the other thread you posted in, you might be also trying to establish a database connection to Cloudflare’s proxy instead of your actual database machine.

#5

Great! this is a good hint for solving my problem and I will google how to do this :wink: Thanx! Unfortunately in the other post wasn’t the solution posted.

#6

The most recent reply by the OP should address that -> Après avoir forcer le https pour mon site, j’ai un problème

From what I understand he simply set the database host to an empty string and this - presumably - defaults to localhost which avoids the DNS resolution to Cloudflare’s proxies and goes straight to the local database setup. That is all speculation as I do not know the exact setup and am not really familiar with Joomla either, but thats how it seems at least :smile:

#7

Thanx so far, I’ll try to check it out :wink: