Web Server Log Files
Your Virtual Server
Apache Web Server
logs all the traffic at your Web site to log files located
in your ~/www/logs directory.
There are either two or four log files there
depending upon how web server is configured. Newer Virtual Servers are configured
by default to log in the Combined Log Format. All information is logged to the following
two log files.
Older Virtual Servers are configured by default to log in the Common Log Format.
All information is logged to four log files.
Logged in the files above is the volume of activity at each page on your web site, the
type of browser used to access each page, any errors that users may have
experienced downloading pages from your site, and where users were referred from
when they accessed pages at your site.
Log File Analysis Programs
The actual data logged in the web server log files is arcane, to say
the least. To make any sense of it, you need a Web log analyzer to
process and analyze it for you. Fortunately there are numerous programs that
will do just that.
- Web Log Analyzers
Urchin... Analog... AWStats... http-analyze... The Webalizer... WebTrends...
Log File Configuration and Management
You are free to configure and manage your Virtual Server web server log files however you like.