How can I view and manage Log files?
Posted by Sinan Esen on 14 April 2015 05:16 PM

Server log files contain information regarding access to your website and errors which may be encountered by the server when delivering your site.

They are often useful in determining the root cause of troubles with your site (not that we expect to see to many troubles).

Server logs can also be problematic in some cases as they do contribute to your disk usage, so a particularly popular site or one with numerous errors can generate large log files in a short period, thus reducing available space to upload files and the like.


Follow these easy steps to view your Log files: (Click here to see how to manage them)

1. Log in to your Openhost Control Panel

2. Choose your hosting plan from the Subscription drop-down box (top right)


3. Click the expansion arrow beneath the (sub)domain you wish to view


4. Click on the Logs icon to see the list of your Log files


5. In your Log files, the access_log (in green) and the error_log (in red) are the most significant files


  • Access logs contain data regarding every time a request is sent to the server for a page or object in your site
  • Error logs contain information regarding any errors your site incurs when something is requested from your site. This can be anything from lost database connections to missing files or syntax errors in your server-side scripts
  • When a log file is rotated, it has a number appended to it then, optionally, an extension (if it has been compressed). The higher the number, the older the file
  • To remove a log file, select the checkbox next to it, then click the Remove icon


NB: greyed-out boxes indicate that you cannot remove the applicable file



Follow these easy steps to manage your Log files:


1. Click the Log Rotation icon under the Tools heading. Pretty easy to spot - it's the only tool available


2. Configure rotation Settings as desired


3. Click on the OK button to confirm your changes

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