I have a small MediaWiki wiki in a hosted website. It works pretty well, except that I can't find where to configure the session timeout.

Right now, my session expires while I'm editing pages. I've seen all kinds of recomendations, including touching the PHP settings, but I can't find any authoritative answer.

Any suggestions?


If you are referring to PHP session timeout, it is set in php.ini and depends further on your PHP version.

This could be through session.gc_maxlifetime or session.cache-expire or even session.cookie_lifetime.

See also this thread for more info and this article.


The session timeout configuration is php stuff, not mediawiki's.

Look for session.cookie-lifetime in your php.ini file.

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