PHP is a server-side scripting language particularly well-suited for web development but also popular in general-purpose programming. Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, new versions are now produced by The PHP Group.

PHP is processed by a PHP interpreter that's implemented in Apache HTTP Server, the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) executable, and command-line interface (CLI).

Dynatrace provides extensive PHP monitoring capabilities:

  • All database statements and SQL metrics
  • Compilation, execution, and response time analysis
  • Supported caching technologies: Redis (php-redis and predis PHP libraries) and Memcached (memcached PHP extension)
  • Detailed request and response metrics
  • Information about restarts, crashes, and deployment changes
  • Insight into stack issues (like Stack Overflow)
  • Automatically collected PHP-FPM metrics
  • Location of hotspots at the code level
  • Analysis of requests to external services via CURL, SOAP interfaces, and other remote interfaces, such as fopen or get_file_contents

See the environments and versions that Dynatrace supports in conjunction with PHP.