Prometheus instrumentation library for PHP applications
PHP Nginx
Latest commit 1c45edf Dec 21, 2016 @seiffert seiffert committed on GitHub Merge pull request #32 from Jimdo/get_or_register
Add getOrRegister methods

A prometheus client library written in PHP

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This library uses Redis or APCu to do the client side aggregation. If using Redis, we recommend to run a local Redis instance next to your PHP workers.

How does it work?

Usually PHP worker processes don't share any state. You can pick from two adapters. One uses Redis the other APC. While the former needs a separate binary running, the latter just needs the APC extension to be installed.


A simple counter:

    ->getOrRegisterCounter('', 'some_quick_counter', 'just a quick measurement')

Write some enhanced metrics:

$registry = \Prometheus\CollectorRegistry::getDefault();

$counter = $registry->getOrRegisterCounter('test', 'some_counter', 'it increases', ['type']);
$counter->incBy(3, ['blue']);

$gauge = $registry->getOrRegisterGauge('test', 'some_gauge', 'it sets', ['type']);
$gauge->set(2.5, ['blue']);

$histogram = $registry->getOrRegisterHistogram('test', 'some_histogram', 'it observes', ['type'], [0.1, 1, 2, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]);
$histogram->observe(3.5, ['blue']);

Manually register and retrieve metrics (these steps are combined in the getOrRegister... methods):

$registry = \Prometheus\CollectorRegistry::getDefault();

$counterA = $registry->registerCounter('test', 'some_counter', 'it increases', ['type']);
$counterA->incBy(3, ['blue']);

// once a metric is registered, it can be retrieved using e.g. getCounter:
$counterB = $registry->getCounter('test', 'some_counter')
$counterB->incBy(2, ['red']);

Expose the metrics:

$registry = \Prometheus\CollectorRegistry::getDefault();
$registry = CollectorRegistry::getDefault();

$renderer = new RenderTextFormat();
$result = $renderer->render($registry->getMetricFamilySamples());

header('Content-type: ' . RenderTextFormat::MIME_TYPE);
echo $result;

Change the Redis options (the example shows the defaults):

        'host' => '',
        'port' => 6379,
        'timeout' => 0.1, // in seconds
        'read_timeout' => 10, // in seconds
        'persistent_connections' => false

Also look at the examples.



  • PHP 5.6
  • PHP Redis extension
  • PHP APCu extension
  • Composer
  • Redis

Start a Redis instance:

docker-compose up Redis

Run the tests:

composer install

# when Redis is not listening on localhost:
# export REDIS_HOST=

Black box testing

Just start the nginx, fpm & Redis setup with docker-compose:

docker-compose up

Pick the adapter you want to test.

docker-compose run phpunit env ADAPTER=apc vendor/bin/phpunit tests/Test/
docker-compose run phpunit env ADAPTER=redis vendor/bin/phpunit tests/Test/