Even with debug logging enabled, there’s limited visibility into what changed, when it changed, and who changed it
Each service or plug-in logs to a different file in a different format, which can make identifying issues challenging
Downtime on WordPress sites can result in lost customers, business, and reputation, increasing the urgency for fast resolution
As WordPress sites become larger and more complex, keeping track of the frequent PHP, plug-in, database, and content changes can quickly become overwhelming. Add in the challenges of hunting for log files scattered across the environment and scrolling through hundreds of log lines, and it’s understandable why monitoring the performance and availability of WordPress sites can be so frustrating. SolarWinds® Papertrail™ simplifies WordPress log management and monitoring. Papertrail aggregates log data from all the elements supporting your WordPress site and makes the logs available from a central cloud-based location. By consolidating your logs into one place and making them searchable from a single search bar, you can identify and diagnose issues faster and reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR).
It’s easy to miss potential issues if you’re manually scanning through WordPress log files (not to mention this is extremely time-consuming and difficult to scale). Papertrail simplifies WordPress monitoring with tools designed to allow you to visually explore changes in event volume and quickly spot patterns and anomalies. Selecting a point on the graph zooms into the event data to jump-start issue identification. Additionally, you can save searches and turn them into alerts right from the search bar. You can schedule alerts to run every minute, every hour, or every day, making it possible to quickly identify critical conditions and create daily summaries of metrics. Multiple notification options, including email, Slack, PagerDuty, and Campfire, help ensure you’re aware of issues before they impact your users. You can even send alert notifications to custom HTTP endpoints.
Papertrail features a powerful yet simple search designed to let you search hours of logs in a few seconds and streamline troubleshooting. You can start with text searches to quickly find matching log messages and combine query strings using Boolean operators to zero in on issues. Clickable log elements such as IP addresses, UUIDs, and user IDs let you quickly narrow down your search. High-performance log tailing with intuitive controls allows you to pause, search, scroll, and click on log elements from multiple sources in real time. You can use powerful contextual searching to create an end-to-end history and establish a chain of events leading up to an incident. Additionally, you can create filters based on custom fields such as session ID to quickly piece together messages from the same request and find the root cause of an incident.Sign Up for a Free Plan