1. phalcon-logging

Phalcon: Logging


This tutorial covers the basics of logging in Phalcon, a high-performance PHP web framework. Logging is essential for tracking application behavior, debugging, and monitoring.

Logging in Phalcon


To use logging in Phalcon, you'll typically follow these steps:

// Instantiate a logger
$logger = new Phalcon\Logger\Adapter\File("path/to/log/file.log");

// Log a message
$logger->info("This is an informational message.");

// Optionally set log levels, formatting, and other configurations


Consider a simple Phalcon application with logging:

// app/controllers/IndexController.php
use Phalcon\Mvc\Controller;

class IndexController extends Controller
    public function indexAction()
        // Instantiate a logger
        $logger = new Phalcon\Logger\Adapter\File("app/logs/application.log");

        // Log a message
        $logger->info("User accessed the home page.");

        // Pass the logger to the view for demonstration purposes
        $this->view->logger = $logger;


After accessing the home page, the log message will be written to the specified log file (app/logs/application.log).


In this example, we create a logger instance using Phalcon's Phalcon\Logger\Adapter\File class. We then log an informational message when a user accesses the home page.


  • Debugging: Use logging to capture information during development for debugging purposes.
  • Monitoring: Log critical events and errors to monitor application health.
  • Audit Trails: Keep a record of user actions or other important events.

Important Points

  • Phalcon supports various logging adapters (File, Stream, Syslog, etc.).
  • Logging levels include emergency, alert, critical, error, warning, notice, info, and debug.
  • Configure logging in the application configuration file (config/config.php).


Logging is a crucial aspect of any application, and Phalcon provides a straightforward way to incorporate logging into your projects. Whether you're tracking user activities, debugging, or monitoring critical events, using Phalcon's logging features ensures you have the necessary information to maintain a healthy and reliable application.

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