I'm user of Magento and out website is supported by web hosting company, simplehelix.
I want to extend our website session time because the remaining time of login is too short. I already set the time on Magento back-end server but it didn't work. I saw this phase like
Magento will rely on session.gc_maxlifetime, despite what you've set in the store admin area.
So i tried to update php.ini or htacess file but htacess file doesn't have gc_maxlifetime value. I found the php.ini file but it was an back-up file. So i create own php.ini file and modify the gc_maxlifetime to 10800(about 3 hrs).However, i'm facing on the same situation.
By searching on Google, lots of programmers said that when setting on php.ini is changed, The restart of server is needed. So could i ask the web hosting company or is there any other way to apply this new set up? Thank you so much.