PHP error log is empty - how to prevent this

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There have been instances where PHP scripts have forced error_reporting(0) to turn off PHP error logging.
If you want to prevent this and ensure PHP error logging is always turned on, we can follow the tutorial for PHP-FPM pool.d conf files - viewtopic.php?f=18&t=54 - and do the following.

First, check what PHP version you are running on the example.com domain.

In your SSH run:

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sudo /usr/local/vesta/bin/v-get-php-version-of-domain example.com
The output will be, for example:

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8.0
Now we know the location of our PHP-FPM pool.d conf, it's: /etc/php/8.0/fpm/pool.d/example.com.conf

Let's edit your PHP-FPM pool.d conf:

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sudo mcedit /etc/php/8.0/fpm/pool.d/example.com.conf
Find the last line that begins with php_admin_flag
After that line, add:

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php_admin_value[error_reporting] = E_ALL
Press F2 on your keyboard and confirm saving.

Press ESC twice on your keyboard to exit the editor.


In the end, restart your PHP-FPM by running:

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sudo systemctl restart php8.0-fpm
(NOTE: it may be some other PHP version, depending on what PHP version your domain is using)

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