Mac log reader for lamp server?

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  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    I'm managing an ecommerce web site on a remote linux VPS. I don't know much about server stuff and did not set things up. Basically I use the backend of the cart, upload images, edit web pages and such but I would like to be able to read and try to analyze the error logs. That way I'll at least know when something goes wrong and start a learning process for our lamp server. Is there a Mac application that would allow me to do this (either with downloaded files or by accessing the server) within the GUI I am familiar with?
     
  2. ciaoben macrumors newbie

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    I would suggest you to send them to services like papertrail. The are a lot of tutorials and guides available, and they make easy and simple search and filter events through the files
     
  3. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    I use OSSEC and monitor all syslogs as well as the apache logs. I have custom rules to alert me on specific things and to automatically blackhole (local iptables rules) suspected attacks.

    While OSSEC is primarily a HIDS solution, it does work for log monitoring.

    But, what you will find most applicable is an ELK stack: ElasticSearch + Logstash + Kibana.

    https://www.elastic.co/
    https://www.elastic.co/products/elasticsearch

    ELK is becoming highly used due to performance, and for others, price (open source; inexpensive to deploy).
     
  4. ciaoben macrumors newbie

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    I won't suggest someone 'novice' to use a Java product, but I guess it is highly opinionated :p:p
     
  5. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I'll check it out.
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    Thanks for links.
     

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