#13497 – The site is working but gives error: Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:17 CDT
I restored a site to a server and it is working fine withe one big problem: I get an error message - "Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent..."

This is the site: http://nj.sviim.com
I tryed it 3 times with two different hosts and I get the same message.
Ofcorse that in the localhost everything is OK...

Please help!!!!!

Mandatory information about my setup:

Have I read the related troubleshooter articles above before posting (which pages?)? Yes
Have I searched the tickets before posting? No
Have I read the documentation before posting (which pages?)? Yes
Joomla! version: (2.5.6)
PHP version: (5.4)
MySQL version: (unknown)
Host: (Sorvage)
Akeeba Backup version which took the backup: (latest)
Kickstart version used to extract the backup: (latest)

Description of my issue:
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:46 CDT
This means that a third party extension is throwing a PHP notice or warning. The error reporting on the server is set too high, causing the notice/warning to be output to your browser. This, in turn, causes PHP to be unable to create a session and throws this warning message.

The solution is to turn the error reporting off. Go to your site's back-end, Global Configuration, Server tab. Set "Error Reporting" to "None" and save the configuration. It should now work without a problem.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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