| 7:51 am on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Do you want something that runs on the server, or a 3rd party service?
| 10:58 am on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Something that runs on the server. I've got a third-party uptime monitor which is great but doesn't tell me why the server was slow or went down.
| 11:49 am on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
welcome to WebmasterWorld, Marcus Stafford!
are you looking to monitor just the web server logs?
or do you also need to monitor db performance, memory usage, cpu load, etc?
| 11:51 am on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I'm using Munin for the latter but really just need an event/log monitor.
| 12:22 pm on Jun 14, 2013 (gmt 0)|
i'm not sure what you precisely mean by "event".
usually, finding an error involves knowing what time stamp to look for and finding that problem in the access and/or error logs.
many OS distributions include helpful tools, so you might want to explore that avenue.
i haven't tried it, but you might want to look at wtop and logrep.
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i typically use general-purpose command line text processing tools to explore the log files like (e)grep, cut, sort, uniq, wc, etc.
i also wrote a script i use to do certain types of analysis.