If you use Linux default sessions in php are stored at /var/lib/php/sessions/ If you want change this settings create in your server folder sessions like this /var/www/sessions/ Set permissions chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/sessions chmod 777 /var/www/sessions Note: www-data it`s your nginx user, you can check it in file /etc/php5/fpm/pool.d/www.conf Now edit php.ini and set path to your new sessions folder session.save_path...

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