PHPLOVER PHPLOVER - 2 months ago 11x
PHP Question

Where does PHP store the error log? (php5, apache, fastcgi, cpanel)

I am on shared hosting and have Cpanel, Apache, PHP is run by fastcgi. Where does PHP store the error log?

Is there any other way I can find the error log on shared hosting environment instead of having to go through entire site structure to look for error_log files?

I have access to the

(I am using PHP version 5.2.16).


Php stores error logs in /var/log/apache2 if php is an apache2 module. Shared hosts are often storing log files in your root directory /log subfolder. But...if you have access to a php.ini file you can do this:

error_log = /var/log/php-scripts.log

According to rinogo's comment: If you're using cPanel, the master log file you're probably looking for is stored (by default) at


If all else fails you can check the location of the log file using

<?php phpinfo(); ?>