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Log Files: where are they and what to do with them

Help me sort out my log files

     

madmal

2:28 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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how do i find my log files?

we are running advanced server?
i am very new and clueless!

Dreamquick

2:35 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Assuming we are talking about a default W2K install (any version, and might be the same place for NT4), they are normally stored here - unless someone moved them;

C:\<windows dir name>\system32\Logfiles\

The website log directories are named "W3SVC[X]" where X is the instance number of the website in question.

If you are using shared hosting then you'll need to ask your host where they keep your logfiles because they normally move them to somewhere more practical.

- Tony

madmal

2:54 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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ok now ive found my log files how do i analyse them?

The website log directories are named "W3SVC[X]" where X is the instance number of the website in quest

like we have x = 25? does that mean we have 25 websites?

im am really sorry about this but the training my company provides is by the means of a book called " computers for dummy "

DaveN

3:16 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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you need some log analysis software, there are a lot of free ones around, I Personally prefer one of the commercial products called webtrends very easy to use and setup

a free option is analog but its a bit tricky for a newbie

DaveN

Dreamquick

8:54 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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W3CSVC25 would suggest that this was the 25th www service that had been created on that machine, that doesn't necessarily mean that you have 25 websites - maybe they created lots of test sites, or perhaps they just tried a few times to get it setup correctly :)

- Tony

 

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