What is a Web Server Log?
A web server log is a log file (or several files) automatically created and maintained by a web server consisting of a list of activities it performed and maintaining a history of page requests.
The W3C keeps a standardized format (the Common Log Format) for web server log files, but other proprietary formats exist like the IIS one.
Web Server Logs monitoring
This package monitors users sessions on a website using a ServicePilot Agent.
This package uses the ServicePilot Agent to parse web logs and provide web server usage statistics over time. Statistics include:
- Session count
- Pages viewed
- HTTP Queries
- Client and Server errors
- Bytes sent and received
Note that documents ending in .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .js, .css, .swf, .ico, .png and .svg are all omitted from the pages viewed statistics collected.
You can use the analysis and search section of the ServicePilot web interface in order to find the answers to any question you might have using the web server log search engine and ServicePilot query language.