PHP Sessions not being deleted on Ubuntu Server
I came across an issue on one of our Ubuntu 10.04 servers where there was over 1GB of session files, and none getting deleted. I didn't know that Ubuntu ignores the normal PHP method for deletion in favour of using cron.
I won't re-write the whole shebang here, but here is the article that shed some light on the situation for me:
Here's what I did:
1. Make a backup:
cp /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime.bak
2. Edit maxlifetime file
3. I deleted everything and pasted this: