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Need help turning on PHP logging on windows 2003 server

Posted on 2011-09-14
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I have PHP 5 installed on a Windows 2003 Server.  For some reason, I'm having difficulty getting the error logging turned on.  Can someone lead me through the steps to:
1. Turn on PHP error logging on Windows
2. Verify that the logging is working
3. Also, in particular, I am having issues with PHP send mail not consistently sending, and I'm trying to find out why.  Where/how can I see any errors related to email sending?
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by:Ray Paseur
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Can you please post your php.ini file?  Thanks.
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You can set error logging using the following parameter in the php.ini:
log_errors = On

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Furthermore you can set how to log the errors (ex. in a log-file or the Windows System Log).
This can be set using the following parameter in the php.ini:
error_log = php_errors.log

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or
error_log = syslog

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Also the type of logging can be set, for example: All errors, or only the errors that are critical for the script to function properly.
The can be set using the following parameters in the php.ini:
error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_STRICT
display_errors = On

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See also this and this page for more information about error reporting in php.

If the e-mail functions are php-functions you'll see e-mail errors in your screen, but it depends on how the script is configured:
1) If the script itself it configured to turn off error_reporting then it still won't display errors
2) If the script itself has it's own mailfunctions without error handling it won't display errors
and there are probably numerous of other senarios that I have not mentioned.
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by:sah18
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This is very helpful.  Thank you!
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