Published on November 4, 2022

Monitor your CPU usage in your PHP application

Monitor your CPU usage in your PHP application

When building a PHP application, we often have to think and deal with performance issues. Performance is a critical aspect of any application and can significantly affect the user experience. One of the most common performance issues for PHP applications is when the workload is CPU bound. This means that the application spends most of its time waiting for the CPU to complete a task.

In such cases, monitoring our PHP application's CPU usage and setting up a system to track when use goes above a certain threshold is essential. This way, we can always be aware of the performance of our application. Furthermore, in cases of a performance issue, for example, when the CPU usage goes above a certain threshold, we can take immediate action and fix the problem before it becomes a significant issue.

Fortunately, here at LogSnag, we have created a powerful solution for this problem. LogSnag is a powerful, real-time event tracking tool that works seamlessly with PHP. With LogSnag, you can set up event tracking for anything you want and monitor things like your CPU usage in real-time. In addition, you can set up a rule to notify you and your team when the CPU usage goes above a certain threshold. This way, you will always be aware of the performance of your application, and you can take immediate action if needed.


Setting up LogSnag

  1. Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
  2. Create your first project from the dashboard.
  3. Head to settings and copy your API token.

PHP code snippets

To track your CPU usage, you can use the following code snippet Please don't forget to replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.

Using PHP with cURL
<?php

$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, array(
  CURLOPT_URL => 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log',
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => '',
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 0,
  CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION => true,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => 'POST',
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS =>'{"project":"my-saas","channel":"status","event":"High CPU Usage","description":"CPI usage has been over 90% for the last 5 minutes","icon":"🚨","notify":true}',
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => array(
    'Content-Type: application/json',
    'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
  ),
));

$response = curl_exec($curl);

curl_close($curl);
echo $response;
Using PHP with Guzzle
<?php
$client = new Client();
$headers = [
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
];
$body = '{
  "project": "my-saas",
  "channel": "status",
  "event": "High CPU Usage",
  "description": "CPI usage has been over 90% for the last 5 minutes",
  "icon": "🚨",
  "notify": true
}';
$request = new Request('POST', 'https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log', $headers, $body);
$res = $client->sendAsync($request)->wait();
echo $res->getBody();
Using PHP with HTTP_Request2
<?php
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';
$request = new HTTP_Request2();
$request->setUrl('https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log');
$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_POST);
$request->setConfig(array(
  'follow_redirects' => TRUE
));
$request->setHeader(array(
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
));
$request->setBody('{"project":"my-saas","channel":"status","event":"High CPU Usage","description":"CPI usage has been over 90% for the last 5 minutes","icon":"🚨","notify":true}');
try {
  $response = $request->send();
  if ($response->getStatus() == 200) {
    echo $response->getBody();
  }
  else {
    echo 'Unexpected HTTP status: ' . $response->getStatus() . ' ' .
    $response->getReasonPhrase();
  }
}
catch(HTTP_Request2_Exception $e) {
  echo 'Error: ' . $e->getMessage();
}
Using PHP with pecl_http
<?php
$client = new http\Client;
$request = new http\Client\Request;
$request->setRequestUrl('https://api.logsnag.com/v1/log');
$request->setRequestMethod('POST');
$body = new http\Message\Body;
$body->append('{"project":"my-saas","channel":"status","event":"High CPU Usage","description":"CPI usage has been over 90% for the last 5 minutes","icon":"🚨","notify":true}');
$request->setBody($body);
$request->setOptions(array());
$request->setHeaders(array(
  'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
  'Authorization' => 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'
));
$client->enqueue($request)->send();
$response = $client->getResponse();
echo $response->getBody();

PHP integration details

We believe that event tracking should be simple and accessible to every developer and team. Therefore, we have worked hard to create the next generation of event tracking tools. As a result, LogSnag is flexible and easy to use, making it a great companion for your PHP applications.

In addition to real-time event tracking, LogSnag provides powerful features such as cross-platform push notifications, event filtering, user and product journeys, charts, insights, and more.

LogSnag provides a generous free plan to get you started with event tracking. You can also check out our pricing page to see our paid plans. So please give us a try and let us know what you think!

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  16. Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using PHP
  17. Track canceled subscriptions in your PHP application
  18. Track your PHP cron jobs
  19. Track when a file is uploaded to your PHP application
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