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Log Files
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Glossary

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Log Files

The program is an Apache log analyzer and IIS log analyzer. There are several ways for the program to get the logs:

Local file. You can specify either a log file name or a wildcard for log file names. You can also use date macros. Multiple file names/masks can be separated with semicolons.
Example: c:\Logs\*.gz; c:\Logs\*.zip

You can also analyze log files that match a wildcard from a folder and its subfolders by adding the @ character before the log path.
Example: @c:\Logs\*.gz
In this example files with the .gz extension from the c:\Logs folder and its subfolders will be analyzed.

If you wish to exclude certain files from analysis, you can specify their path with the # character before it.
Examples:
c:\Logs\Site1\*.*; #c:\Logs\Site1\*.bak - analyze all files from the c:\Logs\Site1 folder except for files with the .bak extension.
c:\Logs\Site1\*.log; #c:\Logs\Site1\ex%yy%%mm%%dd%.log - analyze all .log files from the c:\Logs\Site1 folder except for today's one (date macros are used in this path).
@c:\Logs\*.log; #@c:\Logs\Site1\*.log - analyze all .log files from the c:\Logs folder and its subfolders except for files from the c:\Logs\Site1 folder and its subfolders.

FTP. Download logs via FTP. Click here to get more information about the FTP settings.
HTTP. Download logs via HTTP. You can use date macros and separate multiple URLs with semicolons. You can also specify username and password if necessary.
Multiple. Get logs from multiple sources.

If you wish to analyze log files from load balanced servers, you need to create one or several log locations for each server and check the Analyze log files from load balanced servers setting. You can also specify names of load balanced servers that will be shown in the Access Statistics > Servers report. [Requires Professional or Enterprise Edition]

Log files from several load balanced servers shouldn't be placed in the same log location.

You can use a special tracking code on the pages of your site to add more information to the log files and get additional reports like Screen Resolutions and Flash Versions. The program can also better recognize some spiders when the tracking code is installed.