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How to display PHP Errors ?

I have checked my PHP init file (php.ini) and display errors is set and also error reporting is E_ALL. I have restarted my Apache web server.

I have even put these lines at the top of my script, and it doesn't even catch simple parse errors. For example, I declare variables with a "$" and I don't close statements";". But all my scripts show a blank page on these errors, but I want to actually see the errors in my browser output.

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

What is left to do?

Some web hosting providers allow you to change PHP parameters in the .htaccess file.

You can add the following line:

php_value display_errors 1

I had the same issue as yours and this solution fixed it.

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To display all errors you need to:

1. Have these lines in the PHP script you're calling from the browser (typically index.php):

ini_set('display_errors', '1');

2.(a) Make sure that this script has no syntax errors


2.(b) Set display_errors = On in your php.ini

Otherwise, it can't even run those 2 lines!

You can check for syntax errors in your script by running (at the command line):

php -l index.php

If you include the script from another PHP script then it will display syntax errors in the included script. For example:


ini_set('display_errors', '1');

// Any syntax errors here will result in a blank screen in the browser

include 'my_script.php';


adjfkj // This syntax error will be displayed in the browser
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This always works for me:

ini_set('display_errors', 1);
ini_set('display_startup_errors', 1);

However, this doesn't make PHP to show parse errors - the only way to show those errors is to modify your php.ini with this line:

display_errors = on
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