Sending Metrics To Statsd With PHP
Someone has already created a popular PHP client library for interfacing with statsd that has over 1.5 million installs, so let's go ahead and pull that through composer.
composer require domnikl/statsd
Below is a simple script that will incerement a statistic. You might want run something like this on every request your web application gets so you can track how much traffic your sites are getting. It would also be a good idea to do it whenever your web application serves up any of the http error response codes, such as a 404.
<?php require_once(__DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php'); define('GRAPHITE_SERVER_HOST', '10.2.0.70'); $connection = new \Domnikl\Statsd\Connection\UdpSocket(GRAPHITE_SERVER_HOST, 8125); $statsd = new \Domnikl\Statsd\Client($connection, "test.namespace"); // the global namespace is prepended to every key (optional) $statsd->setNamespace("test"); $statsd->increment("foo.bar");
Now if you execute that a couple of times and then head over to the your Graphite server you will be able to see the metrics by following the path shown.
As you can see, I executed the program 7 times at 19:40.
First published: 16th August 2018