So you’re a web developer right? Design and create great sites, earn a fortune and live like a rockstar, that kind of thing I’m sure? But here’s a question – how often do you investigate the web server logs during development phase?
Now I’m not talking about PHP log files, I’m sure you’re forever parsing through those to ensure that all warnings, errors and notices are taken care of, no, I’m talking specifically about the log files for the web server itself in this particular instance.
Had I never accidentally clicked on the web server log I would never have located these breaks and the system would have quietly run for years without anyone picking up on these errors that, although don’t break the system, do cost resource time in terms of missed hits etc.
So do yourself a favour in the future Mr. Web Developer. Add your web server error logs to the other log files that you keep a squint eye on from time to time – you’ll be quite surprised at what hidden gems it might throw up at you!