Your Virtual Private 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 Private Servers are configured by default to log in the Combined Log Format. All information is logged to the access_log or the error_log.

Older Virtual Private Servers are configured by default to log in the Common Log Format. All information is logged to four log files. These files are the access_log, agent_log, referer_log, and the error_log.

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 cryptic, 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.

Log File Configuration and Management

You are free to configure and manage your Virtual Private Server web server log files however you like.

Please note: the information on this page applies to ITS web hosting plans. It may or may not apply to other environments. If you are looking for a feature described here, or better support from your hosting provider, please consider hosting your site with ITS!

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