If you want to analyse your server logs, then unticking this one box in cPanel is the difference between doing great server log analysis and good analysis.
If you want to do great server log analysis then you’re going to want to look at historical data and by default, those using cPanel hosting removes the logs at the start of each month.
Follow these simple steps or watch the video above to find out how you can be doing great server log analysis.
- Log into cPanel
- Scroll down to “Raw Access”
- Untick “Remove the previous month’s archived logs from your home directory at the end of each month. “
It’s that simple but means you can get started collecting historical data.
The reason why the box is automatically unticked is that while these files are small, over time they do become quite large.
Tip: At the start of each month – grab the previous months file off the server and store some safe and delete the file from the server.
It’s a very quick fix, it can be done in less than 30 seconds – but as you will see from future video’s it will be important to have historical data.
Now you have the files, let’s download your server logs so we can start analysing them.