I've installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition, and it's working fine.
Except I have no clue where to look for Apache or PHP log files.
Check these settings in
error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT(as recommended for development in php.ini)
error_log = /var/log/php_errors.log
Then 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
sudo service apache2 restart
Now you can view PHP errors by this way
This is an agreeable solution to this issue for me.
You can also define a specific error log file for each VirtualHost in Apache. If you have any VirtualHost defined in
/etc/apache2/sites-available/ and enabled in
/etc/apache2/sites-enabled (enable with
sudo a2ensite [your-virtualhost-definition-file]), you can change the error log by adding the following line inside your VirtualHost config:
That might be useful if you have a lot of vhosts and want to split where they report the errors.
Also, you can watch your error log live by issuing the following command (adapt to your own log file if different from the default):
sudo tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log
This is particularly useful when doing live debugging.
If Apache was setup with Webmin/Virtualmin there is a separate folder for each VirtualHost.
folder for each VirtualHost user.
These are two files:
So they are
To view log files for each particular domain login as VirtualHost owner user of that hostname and run
tail -f ~/logs/error_log
If you use a bitnami distribution, it is at:
Bitnami distributions have their own directory structure. I had to find what it was for my server, and this is where it resides by default for bitnami. I would assume lots of people are looking for the same thing when using a bitnami distribution.
For more info see here: https://docs.bitnami.com/bch/infrastructure/lamp/troubleshooting/debug-errors-apache/