Reading web logs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jamesmcd, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2006
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Hi all,

    I have a site hosted with a local ISP here, and their server automatically generates log files for me to download.

    Unfortunately, in their current form, these log files are useless and meaningless. The ISP told me I need a program to view them properly. It would be nice of them to actually recommend a program...

    Does anyone have an idea of a program that I need? Mac or PC is fine.

  2. epochblue macrumors 68000


    Aug 12, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    You need a program to view log files? What kind of log files aren't just plaintext and human-readable? The only thing I can come up with is if they tar or gzip up their older logfiles. Do you know the extension on the logfiles?
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    If I'm wrong here tell me, but you don't want to just look at the log files right? You want some type of graphical breakdown of the log files.

    My server host offers one called Webalizer that I like alot, you might see if it's able to be used with your stuff.

    Another is Webalizer FTP, and the other one is called Analog.

    Don't know if any of these will work, but it's worth a shot. I particularly prefer the breakdown of Webalizer myself.


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