This page describes commands involved in clearing cache from the command line.
Clearing file cache using the Symfony cache:clear command¶
Out of the box Symfony provides a command to perform cache clearing. It will delete all file-based caches, which mainly consist of Twig template, Symfony container, and Symfony route cache, but also everything else stored in cache folder. Out of the box on a single-server setup this includes "Content cache". For further information on use, see the help text of the command:
php app/console --env=prod cache:clear -h
If you do not specify an environment, by default
cache:clear will clear the cache for the
dev environment. If you want to clear it for
prod you need to to use the --env=prod option.
On each web server
In Clustering setup (several web servers), the command to clear file cache needs to be executed on each and every web server!
Clearing "Content Cache" on a Cluster setup¶
For Cluster setup, the content cache (HTTP Cache and Persistent Cache) must be set up to be shared among the servers. And while all relevant cache is cleared for you on repository changes when using the APIs, there might be times where you'll need to clear cache manually:
Web Debug Toolbar¶
When running eZ Platform in the
dev environment you have access to the standard Symfony Web Debug Toolbar. It is extended with some eZ Platform-specific information:
Here you can see the name of the current SiteAccess and how it was matched. For reference see the list of possible siteaccess matchers.
Logging and Debug Configuration¶
Logging in eZ Platform consists of two parts, several debug systems that integrates with symfony developer toolbar to give you detailed information about what is going on. And standard PSR-3 logger, as provided by Symfony using Monolog.
Debugging in dev environment¶
When using the Symfony dev environment, the system out of the box tracks additional metrics for you to be able to debug issues, this includes Stash cache use (done by StashBundle), and a persistence cache use.
Reducing memory use¶
For long running scripts, instead head over to Executing long-running console commands for some much more relevant info.
If you are running out of memory and don't need to keep track of cache hits and misses. Then StashBundle tracking, represented by the
stash.tracking setting, and persistence cache logging, represented by the setting
parameters.ezpublish.spi.persistence.cache.persistenceLogger.enableCallLogging, can optionally be disabled.
# config_dev.yml stash: tracking: false # Default is true in dev tracking_values: false # Default is false in dev, to only track cache keys not values caches: default: inMemory: false # Default is true, but this uses a lot of php memory registerDoctrineAdapter: false parameters: ezpublish.spi.persistence.cache.persistenceLogger.enableCallLogging: false
Error logging and rotation¶
eZ Platform uses the Monolog component to log errors, and it has a
RotatingFileHandler that allows for file rotation.
According to their documentation, it "logs records to a file and creates one logfile per day. It will also delete files older than
But then, their own recommendation is to use "
logrotate" instead of doing the rotation in the handler as you would have better performance.
More details here:
If you decided to use Monolog's handler, it can be configured in
monolog: handlers: main: type: rotating_file max_files: 10 path: "%kernel.logs_dir%/%kernel.environment%.log" level: debug