After I THINK 24 minutes or so of inactivity on a php script of mine the session variables that were set with data go empty. Now i did some research and i think i know what to fix, problem is its not working. "session.gc_maxlifetime" is set to 1440 seconds (24 minutes) and i used ini_set() to change it, it does change because I run a phpinfo() and it says the new setting, problem is even when I set it to something outrageous like 6 hours it still goes blank in 24 minutes. Anyone have any advice? Btw i am calling the ini_set before session_start(). I dont know whats wrong.