PHP Performance Monitoring

"Scout allows us to deploy with confidence. Their APM is both easily configurable & allows us to get the most insight into our applications."

Solve n+1 queries in PHP with Scout

Scout is Laravel and Symfony Application Performance Monitoring (APM) that pinpoints and prioritizes performance and stability issues, like N+1 database queries, in PHP applications. Scout's tracing logic detects and highlights the exact line of code causing the performance abnormality, and with detailed backtraces, you can fix the issue before customers are impacted. Scout provides further insights by automatically calculating memory increase, tracking object allocations to minimize overhead, and prioritizing query data by potential time saved.

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

Scout's integrated dashboard provides performance KPIs in one place

  • Response Time

  • Throughput

  • Web transactions

  • Error Rate

  • Deploy tracking

  • Custom Context

  • Detailed Tracing

  • Slow Query Insights

Gain deeper insights with Scout’s enhanced 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 takes your team further by discerning 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.

Autoinstrumentation for popular PHP libraries

Scout is the only leading APM that offers autoinstrumentation for many popular PHP libraries, such as Laravel 5.5+, Lumen 5.5+, Symfony 4.0+, Predis and others, to provide deeper insights into exactly how long your code took to run. Scout's Autoinstruments feature enables developers to stop writing custom instrumentation for controller code that wouldn't be instrumented out of the box. Autoinstruments provide developers with the custom code insights instead of lumping that data under Controllers, like many other platforms.


  1. What frameworks does Scout PHP Monitoring support?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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


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