New Relic is an application performance management (APM) tool used for application monitoring. It offers real-time insights into your application’s performance and reliability. New Relic has recently updated its licensing terms and now offers a basic plan free for up to 100 GB/month. You can read more about the available plans of New Relic.

How to Use New Relic APM

Setting up New Relic APM on a server will activate monitoring on all your applications available on that server. If you are already using New Relic, you can also view and update your license key using the following steps.


New Relic APM currently does not support PHP 8.


Here are a few prerequisites for setting up and using New Relic APM:

  1. You should have a New Relic account. If not, sign up on New Relic.

  2. You should have a valid account license key.


The account license key is a 40 characters key, and it is generated when you sign up for a New Relic account. Your license key uniquely identifies your account and the data it reports to New Relic.

Use New Relic APM — Locate License Key

First of all, log in to your New Relic account.

  1. Open User Menu and select API Keys.

2. Your license key will be labeled as “Original account license key”. Click to view more options.

3. Next, click Copy Key to copy your license key.

Use New Relic APM — Add License Key

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your credentials.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. Then, choose your desired server.

3. Under Server Management, select Monitoring.

4. Switch to the New Relic tab.

5. Next, enter your New Relic License Key. It is labeled as "Original account license key" in the API Keys section of your New Relic account.

6. Hit Save Changes.

Use New Relic APM — Enable New Relic Service

Next, you need to enable New Relic service with the help of the following steps:

  1. Under Server Management, visit Manage Services.

  2. Next, Enable New Relic.

That’s it! Now you can start monitoring your applications by logging into New Relic APM. You can learn more about New Relic APM and its features by visiting New Relic Docs.

That’s it! We hope this article was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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