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Blank screen when there's an error

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Community Member, 11 Posts

1 August 2010 at 10:45pm

Hi all,

I just had the same problem, and even though this is an old thread, I just want to add a posible solution. You can always view the apache error log under linux with "tail -f /var/log/apache2/error.log". I'm not sure if there is a similar file/command for mac or windows... This error log will show the error you are looking for, the custom error logging that Aug suggested is not really working for this problem.


Community Member, 13 Posts

5 January 2011 at 1:58pm

On the mac open the console utility and select apache_error_log and or php_error.log

Optic Blaze

Community Member, 173 Posts

12 September 2012 at 8:47pm

Hi there,

Had the same problem on a shared hosting platform where i was not able to edit php.ini.

Solved the problem by adding the following code to the .htaccess file:

php_flag display_errors on

A word of warning might want to comment it out once you have debugged as it is more secure to not display errors in a live environment.

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