Log File Defined
A log file is a file which keeps a registry of processes, messages, events and communication between various communication software applications and operating systems.
Simply, the role of a log file is to keep track of all events associated with a system or application and if something should happen within a complex system, a business will have access to a detailed list of events that took place before the malfunction.
A log file can show the following events and data collected when a user visits a website:
- IP Address and host name
- Country or region of origin
- Browser and operating system used
- Type of search engine and search term entered
- Duration and number of pages visited by the user
- Page on which the user has left the website again
To ensure that processes, messages, events and communication between various communication software applications and operating systems are running smoothly, a log file analysis is completed. A log file analysis has the following benefits:
- Automatic logging of crawlers
- Realignment of historical data
- Measuring of aborted downloads
- Firewalls do not interfere with the protocol
- Simple formatting
In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.
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