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There are several different kinds of logs in Pimcore. All of them are located under /website/var/log/.


This is definitely one of the most important logs and also the default logging location.

You can configure the log levels in Pimcore Backend Interface in Settings > System > Debug. For development purposes it's recommenced to turn on all log-levels.

If you turn on the DEV-MODE also the SQL-profiler logs to this location.

The log file will be rotated and compressed if it gets larger than 200 MB. The archived logs will be kept for 30 days.


In this log you can find every action done within the Pimcore Backend Interface.

Example Entry:
2013-07-25T18:26:30+02:00 : 2|admin|page|save|{"task":"publish","id":"4","data":"{\"headTitle\":{\"data\":\"Getting started\",\"..."}
Value (from the example above) Description
2013-07-25T18:26:30+02:00 Timestamp
2 User-ID
admin Module (MVC)
page Controller (MVC)
save Action (MVC)
{"task":"pub .... Request Parameters (shortened & censored)


Sometimes it's necessary to debug redirects, for example when a redirect ends in an infinite loop. In this log you can see every request where a redirect takes action.

2013-08-12T19:49:43+02:00 :         Source: /asdsad/redirectsource/asd -> /basic-examples


Contains DB profiles for a single request. See Magic Parameters for more details.

Writing your own log files

You can add your own logging functionality using Pimcore's log writer. You can call a static function like this:

Custom log entry
\Pimcore\Log\Simple::log($name, $message);

The $name variable defines the filename of the log file, "mylog" will write a file to website/var/log/mylog.log (extension is added automatically). If the file does not yet exist it will be created on the fly.

The message is the line that will be written to the log. A date and time will also be prepended automatically to each log entry.