Sessions are on by default; only reason they’d be off is if there’s something in your PHP 5.3 configuration that’s preventing the extension from loading. Remove any PHP 5.3 configuration files you’ve added and try again.
That’s what’s really confusing to me – I never tinkered with the sessions; they worked fine under 5.2, so why would they suddenly turn of with the Dreamhost panel change to 5.3?
There is no php.ini (or .php folder in ~).
On the command line, php -m shows “session” and phpinfo(); on a webpage shows “’–enable-session=shared’” under “Configure Command”.
However, the 5.2 version of phpinfo() has an entire SECTION dedicated to session, where as the 5.3 does not… is there any way to manually enable it somehow if it got mysteriously disabled…?
And Andrew, could it be similar to what you said in this thread:
Where sessions weren’t enabled for that particular build of PHP 5.3?