Session are a tool which helps the web programmer overcome the stateless nature of the internet. You can use them to build shopping carts, monitor visits to a website, and even track how a user navigates through your application. PHP’s default session handling behavior can provide all you need in most cases, but there may be times when you want to expand the functionality and store session data differently.
PHPMaster: Writing Custom Session Handlers
Tim Smith is a freelance web designer and developer based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire in the UK. He started out programming the Spectrum 48k and has never looked back. When he's not boring his other half with the details of his latest project, Tim can be found with his beloved Korgs making music, reading a good book or in the pub.