Re: Critical Error?
On asite I sometimes visit, I have just got this message.
phpBB : Critical Error
Error creating new session
Can someone explain what it means please. (in simple language)
- The phpbb sessions table is a HEAP table, which is a table stored in the computer's RAM isntead of on the hard disk.
- This is used for its advantages in read speed and is usually only employed for temporary data like session IDs.
- The total size of the table needs to be limited because it would otherwise hog RAM and crash the server.
- phpbb does not natively handle session expiry well.
The best general solution is some code to remove the oldest sessions when the limit is reached.