Projects using login may have the problem of expiring sessions in short time.
How to increase the session timeout in PHP?
use this as first line - before session_start
In some servers it may not work.... BUT using .htaccess file it is working very fine.
Just place these lines in the .htaccess file and put the file in your root directory.
php_value session.cookie_lifetime 3600
php_value session.gc_maxlifetime 3600
and note these parameters are in seconds.
Then how to check the current session timeout?
printf("cookie: %s, gc: %s", ini_get('session.cookie_lifetime'), ini_get('session.gc_maxlifetime'));