[resolved] Where are my site's statistic logs? I want to check on 404 errors. (3 posts)

  1. mluther
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Site_Maintenance#Check_for_Dead_Links says:

    Add to your WordPress maintenance list regularly scheduled visits to your site's statistic logs to check on reports of 404 errors on your site

    Where is my site's statistic logs? I'd like to check on reports of 404 errors.

    Thank you.

  2. It depends on your server os, php version / handler, web server.

    Most linux distros use /var/log/apache2/error.log or /var/log/nginx/error.log.
    Error log locations can also be defined in your Apache vhost or Nginx conf files.

    You will need to contact your host and ask where your server logs are stored.

  3. mluther
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, Chris. I discovered that the GoDaddy Economy Hosting plan does not support error-log collection (http://products.secureserver.net/images/hosting/amiusingeconomyhostingerrorlogs.png). And I'm on that plan!

    Anyway, Google Webmaster Tools seems like a good-enough web service to show me broken links.

    Hope I'm not missing too much by not having error logs.

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