Apache web servers can generate a lot of logs. These logs contain information such as the HTTP requests that Apache has handled and responded to, and other activities that are specific to Apache. Analyzing the logs is an important part of administering Apache and ensuring that it runs as expected.
In this guide, we’ll go over the different logging options present in Apache and how to interpret this log data. You’ll learn how to analyze the logs that Apache produces and how to configure the logging settings to give you the most relevant data about what Apache is doing.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- Configure and understand Apache webserver logging
- What are Apache log levels
- How to interpret Apache log formatting and its meaning
- What are the most common Apache log configuration files
- How to extend logging configuration to include forensic data