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Blank screen when there's an error


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1 August 2010 at 10:45pm Community Member, 11 Posts

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.


5 January 2011 at 1:58pm Community Member, 10 Posts

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

Optic Blaze

12 September 2012 at 8:47pm Community Member, 162 Posts

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.