Errors & Logging

Errors & Logging

Find errors and other log messages about your website.

When you first start using October CMS, error and exception handling is already configured for you. There are two ways the event log can be accessed:

  1. The event log can be viewed in the file system by opening the file storage/logs/system.log.
  2. Alternatively it can be viewed via the backend panel by navigating to Settings → Event Log.

Log entries are always created when an error page is shown and for certain exception types.

# Configuration

# Error Detail

The amount of error detail your application displays through the browser is controlled by the debug configuration option in your config/app.php configuration file. By default detailed error reporting is turned on so it is helpful to see detailed error information which can be useful for debugging and troubleshooting issues. When this feature is turned off, when there is a problem in a page, a generic error message will be displayed.

For local development, you should set the debug value to true. In your production environment, this value should always be false.

| Application Debug Mode
| When your application is in debug mode, detailed error messages with
| stack traces will be shown on every error that occurs within your
| application. If disabled, a simple generic error page is shown.

'debug' => false,

# Log File Modes

October CMS supports various drivers, including single, daily, syslog and errorlog logging modes. For example, if you wish to use daily log files instead of a single file, you should simply set the default value in your config/logging.php configuration file:

'default' => env('LOG_CHANNEL', 'daily'),

# See Also

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