Errbit & Airbrake Client for PHP

1.0.1 2014-04-10 08:47 UTC


This is a full-featured client to add integration with Errbit (or Airbrake) to any PHP >= 5.3 application.

We had a number of issues with the php-airbrake-notifier client, so we wrote this, based on the actual airbrake gem.

The php-airbrake-notifier client would regularly try to send invalid XML to the Airbrake service and did not work at all with Errbit (the free, self-hosted Airbrake-compatible application).


We haven't put this in PEAR or anything like that (please feel to contribute) so you need to install it locally.

git clone git://


Just add the line below into your composer.json-file in the require-part:

"flippa-official/errbit-php": "dev-master"

If you use the line above you won't need to require anything, everything will be autoloaded through the composer-autoloader


The intended way to use the notifier is as a singleton, though this is not enforced and you may instantiate multiple instances if for some bizarre reason you need to, or the word singleton makes you cry unicorn tears.

require_once 'errbit-php/lib/Errbit.php';

    'api_key'           => 'YOUR API KEY',
    'host'              => 'YOUR ERRBIT HOST, OR FOR AIRBRAKE',
    'port'              => 80,                                   // optional
    'secure'            => false,                                // optional
    'project_root'      => '/your/project/root',                 // optional
    'environment_name'  => 'production',                         // optional
    'params_filters'    => array('/password/', '/card_number/'), // optional
    'backtrace_filters' => array('#/some/long/path#' => '')      // optional

This will install error handlers that trap your PHP errors (according to your error_reporting settings) and log them to Errbit.

If you want to notify an exception manually, you can call notify().

try {
} catch (Exception $e) {
    array('controller'=>'UsersController', 'action'=>'show')

Using your own error handler

If you don't want Errbit to install its own error handlers and prefer to use your own, you can just leave out the call to start(), then wherever you catch an Exception (note the errors must be converted to Exceptions), simply call


Using only some of the default handlers

There are three error handlers installed by Errbit: exception, error and fatal.

By default all three are used. If you want to use your own for some handlers, but not for others, pass the list into the start() method.

Errbit::instance()->start(array('error', 'fatal')); // using our own exception handler


Some tests would be nice.

License & Copyright

Copyright © Pty. Ltd. Licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for details.