PHP has been a smart choice of web developers and its indeed also the versatility of this framework that clients across the globe are looking to hire PHP developers in India for getting cost-effective web solutions. Even if one does not have much knowledge about this web development framework then there are several scripts & products written in PHP available to make use of.
Installing PHP scripts can be especially quite risky if you don’t follow the correct procedures. While installation of a script, if something goes wrong then it can be highly irritating, specially if you don’t understand the meaning of those errors. Here, we will take a look at the different aspects related with the errors arising during installation of PHP script.
While installing the script locally via Mac or XAMPP, you can turn the error messages ON to get notifications regarding the errors. You have two options for getting those errors – either you can have the errors splitter on the screen or can log the errors to some file for direct viewing. Conversely, if you are opting for script installation straight away into your hosting account, you can’t expect being notified of all the error messages. This happens specifically as the host would disable the PHP errors messages display, thus keeping you unaware of the errors.
From the security perspective, error notifications are highly crucial as these provide important information about the database/server. Keeping the error notifications OFF, if any error creeps in during the process then a blank page will result automatically. It is quite different from the web server error log that displays 404 errors when unable to locate a specific page/image. So, how to keep it safe is the issue. For the same, you need to consider locating the error log on the live server by exercising the required access controls.
If you are unable to find the same, you may consider configuring PHP in order to maintain one in a pre-specified location. If still you are unable to create the error log, then its recommended to raise a support ticket to seek assistance from the hosting provider. In the ticket, you can mention whatever you are trying to achieve and inquiring about the right way to do it.