LoggingThe Ultimate Guide

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PHP Logging Basics

This guide explores the basics of logging in PHP, where to find PHP logs, and how these logs help you more effectively troubleshoot problems and monitor your PHP application. There are a couple of different elements you’ll want to consider logging: Errors emitted by the PHP engine itself when a core function fails or if code can’t be parsed Custom errors that your application triggers, usually caused by missing or...

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PHP Logging Libraries

Many PHP logging libraries offer the most common functionality that any application might need; however, some libraries have advantages over others and some have taken a unique approach to solving problems. To standardize the solution, the PHP-FIG (PHP Framework Interop Group) recommended a logging interface that frameworks can accept as their logging API or build the logging system using it. PSR-3 Logging Standard The PSR-3 (PHP Standards Recommendation) logging standard...

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PHP Framework Logging

PHP logging is handled usually through an applications framework interface. This guide includes examples from a few popular frameworks and explores how each one handles logging. Frameworks included are Laravel, Drupal, Zend Framework, Symfony, and Magento. Some of the examples included pertain to specific versions and others to the current version. Laravel Laravel is a popular full stack framework. True to its philosophy of reusing the best components available, Laravel...

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Analyzing PHP Logs

After collecting and storing your logs, you need a way to parse, analyze, visualize, and make sense of this data. The solutions vary depending on your need, but we’re going to highlight the most popular tools for the job. How to Parse Logs Part of your logging strategy is to prepare your logs for analysis, which means extracting useful information from your log entries. If you’re planning to use a...

This guide will help software developers and system administrators become experts at using logs to better run their systems. This is a vendor-neutral, community effort featuring examples from a variety of solutions. Each guide includes:

  • A basic overview of what’s in the logs and where to find them
  • How to search or analyze logs to find valuable information
  • How to troubleshoot common issues and find the root cause
  • How to centralize or aggregate logs in a large distributed system

This guide will help software developers and system administrators become experts at using logs to better run their systems. This is a vendor-neutral, community effort featuring examples from a variety of solutions

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