Examples

Debugging and development setup

Important

Do not use debug / development setup in production. This setup generates error messages in the Frontend and a number of log messages for low severity errors. The messages in the Frontend will be visible to the user, give a potential attacker more information about your system and the logging will fill your filesystem / DB, which degrades performance and can potentially be used to bring down your system by filling storage with log messages. See Use Staging Servers for Developments and Tests for more information.

Very verbose configuration which logs and displays all errors and exceptions.

In LocalConfiguration.php :

'SYS' => array(
   'displayErrors' => '1',
   'devIPmask' => '*',
   'errorHandler' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Error\\ErrorHandler',
   'errorHandlerErrors' => E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE,
   'exceptionalErrors' => E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE ^ E_WARNING ^ E_USER_ERROR ^ E_USER_NOTICE ^ E_USER_WARNING,
   'debugExceptionHandler' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Error\\DebugExceptionHandler',
   'productionExceptionHandler' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Error\\DebugExceptionHandler',
   'systemLogLevel' => '0',
   'systemLog' => true,
),

You can also use the “Debug” preset in the Settings module “Configuration presets”.

In .htaccess :

php_flag display_errors on
php_flag log_errors on
php_value error_log /path/to/php_error.log

Do not set contentObjectExceptionHandler to 0 in production. It will display a complete stack dump in the Frontend, when an exception occurs. Use config.contentObjectExceptionHandler = 1 , which is the default, in production.

TypoScript:

config.contentObjectExceptionHandler = 0

Use this setting, to get more context and a stacktrace in the Frontend in case of an exception.

Do not set config.contentObjectExceptionHandler to 0 in production. It will display a complete stack dump in the Frontend, when an exception occurs. Use config.contentObjectExceptionHandler = 1 , which is the default, in production.

See contentObjectExceptionHandler for more information.

Production setup

Example for a production configuration which displays only errors and exceptions if the devIPmask matches. Errors and exceptions are only logged if their level is at least 2 (=Warning).

In LocalConfiguration.php :

'SYS' => array(
   'displayErrors' => '2',
   'devIPmask' => '[your.IP.address]',
   'errorHandler' => 'TYPO3\\CMS\\Core\\Error\\ErrorHandler',
   'systemLogLevel' => '2',
   'systemLog' => true,
   'syslogErrorReporting' => E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE ^ E_WARNING,
   'belogErrorReporting' => '0',
),

You can also use the “Live” preset in the Settings module “Configuration presets”.

In .htaccess :

php_flag display_errors off
php_flag log_errors on
php_value error_log /path/to/php_error.log

Performance setup

Since the error and exception handling and also the logging need some performance, here’s an example how to disable error and exception handling completely.

In LocalConfiguration.php :

'SYS' => array(
   'displayErrors' => '0',
   'devIPmask' => '',
   'errorHandler' => '',
   'debugExceptionHandler' => '',
   'productionExceptionHandler' => '',
   'systemLog' => false,
   'syslogErrorReporting' => '0',
   'belogErrorReporting' => '0',
),

In .htaccess :

php_flag display_errors off
php_flag log_errors off