Frequently Asked Questions

The NearlyFreeSpeech.NET FAQ (*)

Log Files (*)

What is the easiest way to make sense of my log files?

Do my site's log files count as space usage for billing purposes?

I've enabled log files, now where are they?

What are log files and how are they used?

My log file is huge and I can't remove it. What do I do?

How does log rotation work?

How do I enable my log files?

Why aren't log files enabled by default?

The return code 304 shows up in my log files all the time. What is it?

How come the bytes in my site's access log file do not match the site's actual traffic?

This is largely due to requests filled by other parts of the network, which may appear in your access log as 304 responses with a size of 0 bytes, or if served entirely from memory, may not appear in the access log at all.

The number you see for bytes with 200 response codes should match the size of the named file, unless it is a PHP or CGI script. However, every object served regardless of origin has some overhead (HTTP headers) that is also not reflected in the access log.

How many old log files will be kept during log rotation?

What are each of the fields in the access log?

I rotated my log files, but the access_log.old file was not compressed. Why not?

What is the format of the error log?

What happens if I change log file compression techniques?