How do I read server logs?

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Seriously has anyone written a BEGINNER'S hub on this. I did a search but couldn't find one. If you don't have a hub, perhaps a nice simple book or reliable website I could go to?

    Why do I need this? I've decided to use ebay on my other sites and being the optimist that I am, I'm preparing for the day that ebay requests my server logs before they cancel my account. (Better to do this when I'm calm and not anxiety ridden.)

    I use BlueHost if that matters. I'm not even sure where to find my server logs. (Tech Support just loves getting these kinds of phone calls from me.)

    I don't want you to do the work for me. I just need to know where to start learning.

  2. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Nelle - Haunty is good with this kind of thing. He's helpful to Christmas and back, drop him a line, see if he knows the specifics or if not, where to look (kinda thing). I know a smidgen but that's it smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Thanks FD.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Log in and go to your CPanel (and this applies to any CPanel).

    Logs>raw access logs>

    Tick box - "Archive Logs in your home directory at the end of each stats run."

    big_smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Mark. I actually just found them. Eventually I'll figure out what the gobblygook means.

  5. wyanjen profile image81
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Yikes!

    Applying to be an ebay affiliate is #2 on my to-do list today.
    I had a feeling it was going to be a complicated day...  Now it seems a little ominous too...

    smile

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's probably not that ominous to use ebay on my other sites. I just like to be prepared for the worst case ahead of time.

  6. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Nelle, since you are using Bluehost, did you ever check "CPU Throttling"? You may be up for some nasty surprises...

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      what nasty surprises? CPU Throttling what is that? I was just starting to settle down. I've never had any problems with bluehost.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why? I just noticed that one myself - and seeing as my sites at bluehost have been down on and off all last week... grrrr

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Okay I just read up about CPU Throttling. Thanks for the tip Misha. I've added it to my worry list.

    For today the task is to get a basic understanding of where my server logs are for an emergency (thank you mark)

    And to figure out how to get my ebay widget to left justify and wrap around my text. If I can get amazon to work I can get ebay to work, i say to myself doggedly.

  8. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I've been their loyal client since 2006. They implemented this crap a few months ago. Basically they only want dead sites there, as soon as you start showing signs of life they immediately throttle your throat...

    I moved all my sites to other hosts since...

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      where did you move your site to?

      1. chinweike profile image65
        chinweikeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I will also check them out as i also use bluehost for my few serious sites.

  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    I guess it's a chance to drop my affiliate link wink Can't do this here though, so email me, ok? smile

 
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