"Apache comes with built-in mechanisms for logging activity on
your server. In this series of articles, I'll talk about the
standard way that Apache writes log files, and some of the tricks
for getting more useful information and statistics out of your
server. This week we'll talk about the information that appears in
your transfer log, and what it all means."
"If you have done a default installation of Apache, when you run
your server, two log files will get written. These files are called
access_log (access.log on Windows) and error_log (error.log on
Windows). These files can be found (again, if you did a default
installation) in /usr/local/apache/logs. On Windows, the logs will
be in the logs subdirectory of wherever you installed Apache.
Various of the package managers put the log files in various other
places, and you'll have to poke around to find them, or check in
the configuration file for the configured location."
"access_log is, as the name suggests, the log of all accesses to
your server. Typical entries in this file look like:
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