We simply switched our website to a brand new server. There's part of my PHP software that pulls out a serialized data value in the MySQL table, and puts it right into a variable, after which it's designed to unserialize().

I didn't have this problem on every other servers (which exact code can be used on a variety of servers..), but I am getting an problem in which the value does not unserialize - it returns false (blank).

HOWEVER, basically copy the precise value, place it into another $var, after which unserialize($var) it, it really works perfectly fine into an assortment... those are the identical values. One works, another does not.

Browse the link that follows to visualise what i'm saying..

http://paulmasoumi.com/admin/test.php

And also the PHP code in this article is:

<?
include 'start.php';

$var = 'a:8:{i:0;s:0:"";i:1;s:11:"New Listing";i:2;s:11:"Just Listed";i:3;s:9:"New Price";i:4;s:17:"Exclusive Listing";i:5;s:12:"Just Reduced";i:6;s:31:"Great Price!;Showroom Condition";i:7;s:42:"Featured In;Dream Homes of Canada Magazine";}';


echo 'Echoing $var:<br />';
echo $var;
echo '<br />';


echo 'Echoing $settings[\'remarksdisplay\'] retrieved from mysql database field:<br />';
echo $settings['remarksdisplay'];
echo '<br />';

echo '<br />';

echo 'When you run print_r(unserialize($var)):<br />';
print_r(unserialize($var));
echo '<br />';

echo 'When you run print_r(unserialize($settings[\'remarksdisplay\'])):<br />';
print_r(unserialize($settings['remarksdisplay']));

echo '<br />';
echo '<br />';

echo 'When you run IF statement to see if $settings[\'remarksdisplay\']==$var:<br />';
if($settings['remarksdisplay']==$var) {echo "EQUAL";} else {echo 'not equal';}
?>

I have also checked the server configurations concerning the serialize() and unserialize() functions...

Take a look at both of these configurations: http://www.paulmasoumi.com/admin/phpinfo.php http://demo.brixwork.com/admin/phpinfo.php

Configurations including serialization of strings, miracle quotes etc. are identical.

What shall we be held missing???