Laravel Logs are normally decided in config/app.php and your .env file. Let’s go through all the configuration options here and how you can set up logging locally properly as well as on production.
Inside config/app.php – the center of your application – you will find several details on how logging is done. Here you indicate whether you are at production, staging or development level. And here you also indicate what type of logging you will do and whether or not debugging is turned on in the first place.
In your config/app.php you will normally find the following line:
'log' => env('APP_LOG', 'single'),
there by default. This normally means the logs should be located at:
It also means it will be stored in a single file. The file still has to be created there though. Also make sure it is writable:
vagrant@homestead:~/app/path/to/storage/logs$ stat -c "%a %n" * 755 laravel.log
Types of Error Logging
There are other options besides single file logging which can grow a lot over time. You have:
as other options at your disposal. Options like maximum daily storage of errors.
To see whether debugging is turned on go and find a line with debug in app.php. By default it is turned off here:
'debug' => env('APP_DEBUG', false),
Debug Setup with .env
For local development we have a different setup than staging or production and for each environment we have our own .env file. Inside your .env you normally have: