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PHP: How to log fatal errors?

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


How i can log this error to a text file or database ?

Fatal error: Call to undefined method PROJECTS::ssss()
How to&Answers:

It is not possible to handle fatal errors using a custom error handler.

The best solution is simply enabling error logging (e.g. to syslog) in your php.ini and then using a tool like logcheck/logsentry to receive regular emails about unusual syslog entries.
Instead of syslog PHP can also log errors to a file – simply have a look at the error logging options of php.ini.

log_errors = On
error_log = syslog
error_log = /path/to/some/folder/phperrors.log

Obviously you only want to use one of the error_log lines.


There is a way to cope with your task and actually you CAN set a custom error handler on FATAL errors.

You can do it this way:

ini_set('error_reporting', E_ERROR);
function fatal_handler() {
    $error = error_get_last();
    //Do whatever you want with this error, for example:


Now in PHP7 it is possible to catch fatal errors :

try {

    ggggg(); // <---- make a fatal error

} catch(Throwable $e) {




You could have all your base classes belong to a super-class utilizing method overloading:

class Base 
    public function __call($name)
        trigger_error("Function ".get_class($this)."::$name doesn't exist", 

Attempts to invoke non-existing methods of classes derived from Base would be ultimately handled by Base::__call(). For static methods, accordingly, there’s __callStatic() (as of PHP 5.3).


Something like:

if(!method_exists($obj, 'method')){

   $db->log('What you want to log'); //log in your DB
   error_log('message');//Write to php's error log