Php – Where does PHP store the error log? (PHP 5, Apache, FastCGI, and cPanel)


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

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

I have access to the php.ini file (I am using PHP version 5.2.16).

Best Solution

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(); ?>
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