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How to Monitor the PHP Performance of an Application
How to Monitor the PHP Performance of an Application

Learn how to monitor the PHP performance of an Application running on the Cloudways platform.

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We now offer built-in functionality to monitor your server and application’s performance by analyzing several metrics and statistics within the Cloudways Platform instead of going for a paid monitoring tool(s). These valuable insights offer great value when it comes to keeping track of your server and application’s health. It can also help you to diagnose and forecast any server and application-level issues so it can be fixed timely.

This knowledgebase article tends to focus on monitoring one of that application-level metric, which is PHP. Cloudways Platform supports PHP applications, a variety of Content Management Systems (CMS), eCommerce, and different frameworks through our powerful PHP stack. These applications have PHP pages and many PHP processes responsible for your site’s functionality; thus, anything going wrong with these can interrupt your website performance and can cause inconvenience for your website’s visitors. Therefore, it is a good practice to monitor the PHP performance of your application regularly, so you and your website’s visitors enjoy consistent performance and uninterrupted service.

Visiting the Application Monitoring Section

The following steps will help you visit the PHP monitoring section of your application where you can monitor PHP-related statistics such as most requested pages, ongoing PHP processes, and slow pages.

Step #1

Log in to Cloudways Platform. Once logged in, navigate to the Servers tab from the top menu bar and choose your target server on which your desired application/website is deployed.

Next, click www.

Select your target application from the drop-down list.

Step #2

In the Application Management menu, select Monitoring. Then, click Analytics and choose PHP from the given choices.

PHP Monitoring Section

This section provides vital statistics about the PHP performance of your web application, including the top requested pages, slow pages, and ongoing PHP processes. Feel free to switch between these tabs to view analytics.

Here, the Requested Pages tab shows you the top requested PHP page URLs along with the average duration and request count. On the other hand, the Running Processes tab represents ongoing PHP and PHP-FPM processes along with their CPU and memory consumption and duration. The Slow Pages tab shows slow requested PHP pages/scripts along with the request count, max, and average time. Any PHP page/script exceeding the running time of more than five seconds will be recorded in this section.

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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