The server log is a simple text file that contains all server activities in a regular period of time. Your server automatically generates the log if any action happens on your server in a specific log file.
Logs help you when things go south. You should/will turn to check logs when something is wrong, Your site is down or the server panel is showing an unexpected error on your screen.
There are many types of log files on your server. And they are collecting all the information of everything happening on your server in different log files. Here is a short list of the log files you can see and manage from ServerAvatar web app.
- Authentication Log: Collects data when someone logs in or attempts to log in on your server.
- MySQL Log: It is a default MySQL log containing all the activities happening on your MySQL server.
- Kernel Log: Kernel Log stores kernel information and events happening on your system.
- Let’s Encrypt Log: It collects data of all the SSL installation and renewal processes happening on the server.
- Mail Log: Similar, Mail activites happening on your server.
- Web Server Log file: The name of this log file will vary based on the web server installed on the server. If you are using ServerAvatar, You have Apache, Nginx, and OpenLiteSpeed(OLS) as web servers.
You can see and check all these logs using ServerAvatar web app. Here are the steps to see and manage all these log files.
How to Fetch Logs Using ServerAvatar?
ServerAvatar lets you fetch logs from multiple log files with just one click. We will see how easily fetch server logs using ServerAvatar.
Step 1: First, you need to log in to the ServerAvatar account.
Step 2: Click on the Server Dashboard button.
Step 3: Now, you will see the option Server Logs on the left-hand sidebar of the Server Panel. Click on “Server Logs”.
After that, you will see the Server Logs screen like the below image.
Step 4: You can Select the log file you want to fetch logs and enter how many last entries you wish to fetch. You can uncheck this option if you're going to fetch all log entries of the file. Once you select it, click on the Fetch Logs button.
Now, you can see the logs of the selected file.
You can also Filter your logs or Highlight them for better searching.