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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Reading logs and troubleshooting your setup (Simple)

Logfiles can contain useful information for troubleshooting. For example, you might see a directive that is not correctly set up, a syntax error, or even a communications error. Then it is time to review the configuration file, correct the errors, and restart/start the service.

Getting started

From the moment you install Debian your system will start recording logs. They are sitting on /var/log, are rotated daily (if needed) and compressed, and you should back them up. There are system-level and application-level logs. You can even enable additional verbosity and/or debugging information by searching the configuration files for log directives. It is important that you familiarize yourself with ...

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