troubleshooting Question

Session Vars not working after server migration

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I just moved my site to a Linux VPS and am having an issue with Session variables. Session vars are not getting passed from page to page. I used the following simple test to check the setup:

FIRST PAGE:

<?php session_start();
$_SESSION['userid'] = "foo";
print "Session id is: " . session_id() . $_SESSION['userid'];
print "<a href=secondpage.php'> go to next page </a>";
?>


SECOND PAGE:

<?php session_start();
print "Welcome" . $_SESSION['userid'] . "<br />";
print "You have got to page 2 with these information stored in the session: " . $_SESSION['userid'] . " and your session is still: " ;
echo session_id();
?>

When testing this, I get a different Session ID on the second page and no 'userid' printed.
I have made several changes to my php.ini file including:

1. enabled register_globals
2. set session.save_path and confirmed the path exists and is writable

Here is my php.ini Session info:

Session Support  enabled  
Registered save handlers  files user mm  

Directive Local Value Master Value
session.auto_start Off Off
session.bug_compat_42 On On
session.bug_compat_warn On On
session.cache_expire 180 180
session.cache_limiter nocache nocache
session.cookie_domain no value no value
session.cookie_lifetime 0 0
session.cookie_path / /
session.cookie_secure Off Off
session.entropy_file no value no value
session.entropy_length 0 0
session.gc_divisor 100 100
session.gc_maxlifetime 1440 1440
session.gc_probability 1 1
session.name PHPSESSID PHPSESSID
session.referer_check no value no value
session.save_handler files files
session.save_path /home/mydomain/tmp/session_files /home/mydomain/tmp/session_files
session.serialize_handler php php
session.use_cookies On On
session.use_only_cookies Off Off
session.use_trans_sid Off Off

I'm not sure what else I could be missing.



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