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.
access.log.0(last week - uncompressed)
access.log.1.gz(week before and is compressed)
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
- Press the
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.