I've appended these in my php.ini and still can't get any php errors to display
display_errors = on display_startup_errors = on error_reporting = E_ALL html_errors = on log_errors = on
here's a copy of my php.ini http://pastebin.com/Zf3LBJmQ
This is my first time using SSH to administer a server of any kind, thank you for taking the time to read this
So apprently there's two php.ini files? I had to edit this one:
Now it works great!