(PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

session_save_pathGet and/or set the current session save path


session_save_path(?string $path = null): string|false

session_save_path() returns the path of the current directory used to save session data.



Session data path. If specified and not null, the path to which data is saved will be changed. session_save_path() needs to be called before session_start() for that purpose.


On some operating systems, you may want to specify a path on a filesystem that handles lots of small files efficiently. For example, on Linux, reiserfs may provide better performance than ext2fs.

Return Values

Returns the path of the current directory used for data storage, or false on failure.


Version Description
8.0.0 path is nullable now.

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