Here I will show you how to suppress PHP errors from visitors and enable logging to a file via htacecss
Tracking PHP errors is a must when troubleshooting unexpected issues, related to plugins, themes. But you don’t want to have them visible on your site, especially not your customers. Here is a tutorial how to log all PHP errors behind the scenes to a private file.
Hide PHP errors on your site
Open .htaccess in your webroot directory, add following lines
# remove php errors php_flag display_startup_errors off php_flag display_errors off php_flag html_errors off
Save your file and PHP errors will no longer be displayed publicly. keeps those ugly, misleading PHP errors from breaking your site layout and disorienting your visitors.
Store PHP errors to a private file
Now when we hidden all errors, we need to enable logging of PHP to be able to debug or troubleshoot.
First we need to start with creating a log file, goto your webroot directory and create an empty file called php_errors.log, set permissions to 755 (or 777)
Open your .htaccess file again and add the following line
# enable PHP error logging php_flag log_errors on php_value error_log /home/domain/public_html/php_errors.log # stop access to the log Order allow,deny Deny from all
Test it and verify that logging works, if not try change permission of the php_errors.log file.
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