I'm getting a 500 error on a PHP file. In another question on SE it says to look for log files in /var/log. However, I am on shared/paid hosting and that folder is empty. Should I be looking elsewhere instead?

Apache Version 2.2.23

PHP Version 5.4.37

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    if this is paid hosting did you ask technical support about this? – antrost Oct 28 '19 at 18:21

Generally, shared hosting usually logs to the user directory. Search your $HOME for ./logs/ or something similar.

However, some hosting providers forbid users to view their logs, in which case you should contact your hosting company's tech. support

  • I did find some logs there, but merely logs of visitors, not logs of errors. I will contact my hosting company. – posfan12 Oct 29 '19 at 3:14

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