Making Apache httpd logs more useful

Thursday, 1 February 2007, 7:32 PM EST

No doubt you're already aware of the standard logfiles that Apache httpd creates for you. There's the access log, which tells you every time a request is made to your server. There's also the error log, which makes a note every time something goes wrong or something of interest happens that you should know about.

There are a few things that you can do to make your access log more useful, such as using the combined, rather than the common, logfile format--but that's another article. Look at the documentation for mod_log_config for more information on that.

At OnLamp.

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