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Member since: 2006-11-30
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Subject: Understanding your log file
One of the most important tasks as a webmaster is to monitor your log file data.

I ran into this excellent page detailing what each entry in a "raw" log file means:

Raw log file is the big file on your server that contains a line for each page or image requested by a visitor, it is the fie from which your statistics program derives its data.

Personally I use the free AwStats to monitor and generate log reports, it is popular but there are many other programs that others use as well. In many instances I find it very important to go dig out a specific entry in the log file to analyze it in detail. There is gold in them log files if you dig.

November 23, 2007 09:34PM
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Member since: 2006-12-17
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Subject: Re: Understanding your log file
Thanks for this GB - this has always seemed a bit of a black art to me.
November 24, 2007 11:06AM

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