Keeping track of data is essential to the success of any operation, and that includes the operation of your website. When it comes to keeping track of information, nothing beats the functionality of cPanel’s Logs section features. It has various tools that can keep track of all the statistics you need to know about how your site is doing.
So what are the various functions of the Logs section and what do they keep track of?
The bandwidth data will be displayed into six categories; for HTTP (web traffic), POP3 (receiving email), IMAP (receiving email), FTP (file transfer) and SMTP (sending email).
Visitor traffic and statistics
The Logs section has four other tools to track not just people who have visited your site but where they come from and their IP addresses and other data. These are Webalizer, Webalizer FTP, Analog Stats and Awstats.
It searches for hits, files, pages, visits, sites and kilobytes and presents data in easy to understand charts and graphs
The Webalizer FTP is similar to Webalizer, but it also shows how many people visited your site using FTP.
You can set which program to keep tabs on your domain and subdomains (analog, awstats or webalizaer) via the Choose Log Programs icon
The Error Log shows the last 300 error messages that have been generated on your site. This is ideal for checking for broken links or missing files. It is recommended you check this regularly to ensure the smooth running of your website.
When running a website it pays to know the information worth knowing. Make sure you get only the data that should matter.