New Relic APM Review
I’ve used new relic with my rails apps for over a year now and like the service a lot


I’ve used new relic with my rails apps for over a year now and like the service a lot. I recently noticed that they have integration with php so I decided to get the php agent configured on my server so I could get stats on an upcoming symfony 2 app.

I use Nginx / PHP-fpm to run my php apps on ubuntu. The install instructions on the new relic site worked pretty well except for one minor quirk.

I had to install php5-dev so that the new relic install script had php-config to execute to find out information about my install. After that, the install script kept complaining that it could not find a valid php install on the system.

With this particular setup, new relic would look for php in /usr/bin/php (from the php-config script) but that did not exist. There was /usr/bin/php5-fpm and /usr/bin/php5-cgi.

I created a symlink for /usr/bin/php and reran the install script.

Success!

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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