SOLVED useraccount/logs/website.php.error.log ignoring php.ini settings

Spencer Marsden

Apr 21, 2017
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
I'm running a couple Joomla 1.5 websites that historically were flooding the error_log files with E_STRICT PHP errors. I was able to resolve this in the past via php_flag in my .htaccess file.

After upgrading to EasyApache 4, I've had to change my process.

Using the MultiPHP INI Editor I believe I have all the settings correct in order to halt logging for these sites. I am able to hide the errors so the website appears to work, but I am still getting flooded with strict PHP errors. Alarmingly the log formally known as error_log has redirected itself from the public_html folder into a /logs directory in the user's home directory titled sitename_url.php.errors.log.

Every time someone visits the site this log fills up. Eventually these users run out of disk space.

I will eventually phase out Joomla 1.5, but in the meantime I need a way to stop my users from running out of disk space.

Any assistance on this would be appreciated. I've traditionally always been able to find a solution via Google, but I'm at a loss for this one.


Staff member
Apr 11, 2011

I'm happy to see you were able to address the issue. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.