What is PHP error reporting and how to on it to find coding errors

Error reporting is very userful servise to find errors during php development . By default error reporting is disabled in php in most of cases . If error reporting is off the when you run a wrong php code ,nothing happnes on web browser and it seems blank .

Only error reporting is the way to find which type and where is the coding error.


$a = "This is the string"
echo $a;

In this example variable $a assigned a string . But a php error is semi colon ( ; )  sign is not used after end on the string “This is the string” . When you save this code and run on web browser ,web browser seems blank and nothing will happen .

In this condition error reporting helps to find errors in php code .

Step to On error_reporting

To on error reporting you need to access php.ini on the root folder . Go to php.ini and open in notepad or any other text editor .

Go down in php.ini in ERROR Logging section and find error_reporting .

Change value of error_reporting = 0 to error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_DEPRECATED & ~E_STRICT

php error reporting
php error reporting

Save this file and run you upper php code which has error (;) on web browser and see the changes .


find php error
find php error

Error is displayed “Parse error:

syntax error, unexpected 'echo' (T_ECHO) in C:\xampp\htdocs\php\index.php on line 8"

In this error php installed on localhost so the displayed path is local . If it installed on web host the path is starts from domain name . Find the error and solve it . It is very useful for find errors in large size and complex php codings .

Learm more about error reporting see the following video.