I just set up PHP and Apache and would like to find where the errors are going. What is the default path of the error logs in apache for PHP?

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    You havent mentioned what kind of operating system you're running apache on. Check your apache config for the location of logfiles.
    – pauska
    Mar 22 '11 at 22:59
  • I am using Ubuntu OS.
    – Genadinik
    Mar 22 '11 at 23:01
  • Which is the file that should contain this information by the way? - Thanks!
    – Genadinik
    Mar 22 '11 at 23:02

There are the locations in these popular operating systems:

RHEL / Red Hat / CentOS / Fedora Linux Apache error file location - /var/log/httpd/error_log

Debian / Ubuntu Linux Apache error log file location - /var/log/apache2/error.log

FreeBSD Apache error log file location - /var/log/httpd-error.log

The detailed answer about the Apache log files is here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/apache-logs/


Try this:

  1. error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT
  2. error_log = /var/log/php_errors.log
  3. Create log file manually
touch /var/log/php_errors.log
chown www-data: /var/log/php_errors.log
chmod +rw /var/log/php_errors.log

Now you can view PHP errors by this way

    tail /var/log/php_errors.log
  • Would be useful to many more - if you could mention where to add the lines 1 and 2 Aug 8 '20 at 9:24
  • #1 and #2 can be configured in several places: In php.ini (global config) or an apache virtualhost block (per website config)... or at runtime with ini_set(). That is probably why the author of this answer did not get into that particular subject.
    – Jette
    Nov 2 '20 at 9:25

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