In order to effectively manage and monitor your infrastructure, a web admin needs clear and transparent information about the types of activity going on within their servers. Server logs provide a documented footprint of all traffic and errors that occur within an environment. Apache has two main log files, Error Logs, and Access Logs.
The Apache HTTP Server has been a dominant web server since it burst onto the scene in the mid-1990s. If you’re reading this article, you probably already use Apache, and are familiar with its features and functionality. Users of Apache and any technology should also be aware of the importance of monitoring application logs to ensure that they are running optimally, and of using them to identify problems before [...]
Access logs are essential for understanding how to optimize your Web server. Indeed, when it comes to defect diagnoses in web development, logging is the single-most important action you can take before problems happen. That’s why knowing how to work with the access logs of your Web server — the topic of this article, which covers both Apache Logs and NGINX logs — is so important. Both web servers are used [...]