I'm running nginx with php-fpm and php 5.3.3. I have in my php.ini config


Which should turn off all php warnings in the error log but I'm still getting them. How do I get rid of them?

  • 2
    I'd fix the warnings. I consider them nearly as much a bug as a fatal error would be. Jan 3, 2011 at 10:39
  • try to fix warning with tools like wordpress.... enjoy ;) May 19, 2016 at 18:16

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I believe what you need is to modify the pool and add following:

php_admin_value[error_reporting] = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_WARNING & ~E_STRICT & ~E_DEPRECATED

and reload the FPM

sudo service php5.5-fpm restart

replace with whatever version you use.

  • This is the correct answer
    – Galvani
    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:31

Edit your php-fpm pool configuration to specify an alternate path to log to.

An example: You can edit /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf and add something like:

php_admin_value[error_log] = /var/log/php-fpm/www-error.log
php_admin_flag[log_errors] = on

Or you can turn logging off, but that's a really bad idea.

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    With the above settings, it still shows warnings in the php-fpm error log file. Seems like it overrides the entry for error_reporting given in the php.ini file.
    – anup
    Jun 22, 2015 at 6:32

The setting should work.

php-fpm needs to be restarted as well, not only nginx.
Also, there are various startup (/etc/init.d/) scripts that do perform the right kill job when stopping php-fpm.


  ps -ef | grep php

to get the executable name (like php5-fpm). Then

  killall php5-fpm

(or the name you have).

Then start php-fpm again.

Edit 2016 On most modern unix system

# service php-fpm reload

is the right way to reload configuration (Comment from A.Gibbs)

  • do php assertion warnings count as errors?
    – Incognito
    Jan 3, 2011 at 19:46
  • Unlike the regular PHP warnings, the assertion warnings come from your own decision to have PHP to react on a given event. You can control this behavior using the assert_options() call. See tuxradar.com/practicalphp/19/8/3
    – Déjà vu
    Jan 9, 2011 at 5:38
  • on most modern unix system '# service php-fpm reload' is the right way to reload configuration May 19, 2016 at 18:11
  • be careful with service php-fpm reload on some older ubuntu systems (12.04, not sure about 14.04 yet) as reload causes php-fpm to not work correctly, you can use service php-fpm restart without any problems to php-fpm
    – codivist
    May 27, 2016 at 21:44

The right solution is to switch off the error reporting of php-fpm and accept the php.ini settings. In your /etc/php-fpm.d/www.conf

php_flag[display_errors] = off

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