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Joomla Session Save Path Unwriteable Error

Trying to install Joomla manually and getting a session.save_path is un-writeable error.
  1. Log in to your HostMonster cPanel account.
  2. In the cPanel under Files select the File Manager icon.
  3. Find the public_html file and then php.ini and then right click.
  4. Select Code Edit.
  5. Around line 824 is something which looks like ;session.save_path = /tmp
  6. Remove the semicolon ';' in the front so it looks like this: session.save_path = /tmp
  7. Make the path go to the temp folder on your account session.save_path = /home/username/tmp where username is your cPanel username listed inside of cPanel.
  8. Save the Changes
Additional Notes: If the error persists, one of two things can be done:

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