When building a PHP application, you often have to deal with throttling. Throttling is a way to limit the number of requests that a user can make to your application. This is a common problem when building applications that are used by a lot of users. For example, let's say you're building a PHP application that allows users to upload files. You may want to limit the number of files a user can upload to 10 per minute. Again, this is a common problem and a great way to prevent users from abusing your service.
It is important to monitor when a throttle is being hit in your PHP application. It can signify a problem with your implementation or that a user may be trying to take advantage and abuse your service. Therefore, it's vital to set up a system to properly monitor when the throttle is being hit and let you and your team know when something is wrong.
LogSnag is an excellent tool for this problem as it trivializes tracking events in your PHP application and monitoring when the throttle is being hit. For example, you can use LogSnag to track an event when a user uploads a file. You can then set up a rule to notify you when a user has uploaded ten files. This way, you will know when a user has reached their limit, allowing you to take further action if needed.
Setting up LogSnag
- Sign up for a free LogSnag account.
- Create your first project from the dashboard.
- Head to settings and copy your API token.
PHP code snippets
Copy and paste the following code into your PHP project.
You are required to replace the
YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.
Using PHP with cURL
Using PHP with Guzzle
Using PHP with HTTP_Request2
Using PHP with pecl_http
PHP integration details
When designing LogSnag, we aimed to create the most simple yet flexible event tracking tool possible. We wanted to make it easy for developers to integrate with their PHP applications and to start tracking events in no time.
Today, LogSnag is what we believe to be the next generation of event tracking. It works excellent with PHP and provides powerful features such as real-time event tracking, cross-platform push notifications, event filtering, user and product journeys, charts and analytics, and much more.
LogSnag provides a free plan to get you started with event tracking, and we can't wait to see how you use it. So please give it a try, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback!
Other use-cases for LogSnag
- Monitor your CI/CD build status for your PHP application
- Monitor your CPU usage in your PHP application
- Monitor when database goes down in your PHP application
- Monitor high disk usage in your PHP application
- Monitor when a user changes their email address in your PHP application
- Monitor failed logins in your PHP application
- Monitor failed payments for your PHP application
- Monitor memory usage in your PHP application
- Monitor MySQL downtime in your PHP application
- Monitor when a new feature is used in your PHP application
- Monitor your Postgres downtime in your PHP application
- Monitor Redis downtime in your PHP application
- Monitor suspicious activity in your PHP application
- Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your PHP service
- Get a notification when your PHP code is done executing
- Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using PHP
- Track canceled subscriptions in your PHP application
- Track your PHP cron jobs
- Track when a file is uploaded to your PHP application
- Track when a form is submitted to your PHP application
- Track payment events via PHP
- Track user sign in events in PHP
- Track user signup events via PHP
- Track waitlist signup events via PHP