Access log files can supply a lot of useful information to the webmaster, such as; the number of hits the web site has received within a given period of time or the type of browser visitors are using to view your site. Such information can be accessed by analysing the log file.
The logs available are:
access.log.0(last week - uncompressed)
access.log.1.gz(week before and is compressed)
The folder also contains the corresponding error logs (
Note: Users do not have write permission in the
To access the log file for your OUCS-hosted web site you will need to securely access your site using WinSCP or similar product. Linux users can access their log files using SCP and Mac users can use a GUI called Fugu obtainable from http://rsug.itd.umich.edu/software/fugu/. The following guide takes you through the steps required to download your web logs onto a Windows machine.
Start WinSCP and type in
linux.ox.ac.ukas the host
Type in your username e.g.
Type in your password
From the side panel select
For the remote directory type in the following code substituting
foofor your host username
loginbutton to connect to
linux.ox.ac.uk. the logs folder will then be displayed.
- Select the logs you need to transfer and drag them to a folder on your machine. The files will be copied across. Close the application when you have finished.