PHP Performance Monitoring

Scout APM will point you at PHP performance problems, pronto. With support for Laravel, Symfony and many other libraries, we have you covered.

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Solve n+1 queries in PHP

Scout’s Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tool pinpoints and prioritizes performance and stability issues in Laravel and Symfony applications, such as N+1 database queries and other slow database performance. With Scout’s tracing logic developers can detect the exact line of code causing the performance abnormality, and with detailed backtraces you can fix the issue before customers ever notice. Scout provides actionable insights by automatically calculating memory increase, prioritizing query data by potential time saved, and tracking object allocations to minimize overhead.

Instantly report key PHP performance metrics with details on every web endpoint and background job


  • Response Time
  • Throughput
  • Web transactions
  • Error Rate


  • Deploy tracking
  • Memory Usage
  • Detailed Tracing
  • Slow Query Insights
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Leverage Database Query Monitoring for PHP apps

Scout’s database query monitoring feature helps you identify slow and repeatedly expensive database queries within your PHP application. The database feature specifically collects metrics around the database and concisely visualizes only the relevant insights you need to understand how your database performs in relation to your app. Connect transaction traces to their corresponding calls to provide better insights into what the query is and where it occurred with the database monitoring feature.

Track user-specific issues with custom context for your PHP Application

Custom context delivers greater understanding into how and which customer(s) were impacted by a specific query and which developer wrote the code. Establishing custom context enables you to define different values to better understand why a particular query was slow. Scout also offers a customizable dashboard of custom context parameters and connect them to your slowest endpoint traces to optimize performance based on user experience.

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  1. What kind of alerting options do I get with Scout?

    Scout provides alerting options such as Github, Slack, weekly digest emails and more. For a full list visit our alerting options, visit this section of our docs page.

  2. What kind of integrations does Scout support?

    Scout supports integrations with PagerDuty, Rollbar, Sentry, Zapier, Github, plus others. Click here for a comprehensive list of our integrations.

  3. What’s Scout overhead like?

    Scout’s monitoring agent uses just a portion of the resources of existing app monitoring agents while providing higher-fidelity trace details.

  4. What is the installation process like?

    You can start collecting insights in just 3 easy steps. Simply install your framework’s package/bundle, set a configuration key, and deploy.

  5. Is it safe to run Scout alongside my current APM library?


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