In this article, we’ll show you how to disable the PHP error reporting.
PHP errors are generated by your websites and logged in error_log files in the directory where your PHP files are located. If you do not need the error_log file you can disable PHP error logging.
To turn off PHP error reporting, you need to add the following line to your .htaccess file to suppress any PHP error messages.
php_flag display_errors off
- Go to your cPanel account and select File Manager.
- Click on Settings, check the box Show hidden files and click Save.
- Open the .htaccess file and add the code “php_flag display_errors off”.
- Click on Save Changes to save and close the file.
Login into your cPanel account and open File Manager from the Files section.
cPanel home page.
Click on Settings in File Manager.
Settings in File Manager.
Tick the check box “Show hidden files” and click Save.
Settings in File Manager
Select your .htaccess file and click on the Edit option from the dashboard above.
Editing the .htaccess file.
Add the code “php_flag display_errors off” and click Save Changes.
Congrats! Now, you’ve successfully turned off the PHP error reporting using the .htaccess file.
If your website is not functioning or there is an error the first thing to check is the error log. cPanel comes with a built-in error log section that allows you to see the errors. In this document, we will discuss how to diagnose your website so you correct the problems.
You can check your website for errors in the cPanel interface or from the cPanel File Manager. First we will discuss how to check the errors via the cPanel interface.
Viewing Errors in the cPanel Interface
From the cPanel interface you can only see the last 300 errors your website logged. This can be very useful for finding broken links (404 errors) etc.
- Log in to your cPanel account and navigate to Metrics > Errors.
￼The cPanel Metrics Page.
- You will see a box here and it will have the last 300 errors of the website.
The most recent error logs from your website.
Viewing Errors in the cPanel File Manager
You can see all the errors your website is generating using the cPanel File Manager tool.
- Login to cPanel.
- Click on the File Manager under Files.
- Move to the public_html folder, then select and open the error_log file.
The Apache error_log in cPanel File Manager.
How to Read The Errors
Basically an error log has five fields: date and time when it happened, type of error, the visitors IP, the location of where the error is occurring and the domain it is referring to. For most cases these details are sufficient to determine what is wrong and when it first started occurring.
Date and Time logged Type Visitor IP Address
[Fri Jan 17 21:07:47 2019] [error] [client 192.168.0.32]
Location of the Error
File does not exist: /home/userna5/public_html/400.shtml,
Great work! Now you know how to check and review your website’s error logs in case there’s an issue.