Logs can be very helpful when troubleshooting and debugging issues on your WordPress sites. Viewing your access and WordPress error logs is pretty simple. Just follow the instructions below.
How to View Access and WordPress Error Logs
There are a couple different ways to view your access and WordPress error logs, one is via the My Kinsta dashboard, and the other is simply downloading the raw log files.
Option 1 – Kinsta Dashboard
We are excited that you can now access your logs in the My Kinsta dashboard. This is a fast way to quickly debug something without having to spin up your FTP client or command line. Simply click into one of your WordPress sites and on the right hand side click on “Error Logs.” You can view your error.log, kinsta-cache-perf.log, and access.log files. By default it will show the last 1,000 lines. You can drag the slider across to see the last 20,000 lines.
Option 2 – View Raw Access and WordPress Error Logs via FTP
The second way to view your logs is simply downloading the raw log files. First you will want to connect to your site via SFTP. Then in the root you will see a folder called “logs”.
Within the folder are your access logs, WordPress error logs, and also your Kinsta cache logs.
Gzip (.gz) backups are automatically created for older logs archives. You can see the codex for additional debugging information in WordPress.