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Tip: Apache Log Location

  • Posted on January 25, 2013
  • cliftonAsked by clifton

This isn’t a question, just a tip that I hope someone finds useful. :)

By default, your Apache logs get stored in /etc/apache2/error.log. The trouble with this location is that only the root user (not your sudo user) can access them. You can make them more accessible by having them written out to your user’s folder.

  1. sudo nano /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
  2. Scroll down a bit find the line that says:

ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log

  1. Comment it out and replace it with:

ErrorLog /home/<user>/logs/apache_errors.log

  1. Create the /home/<user>/logs folder (or wherever you choose to put it)
  2. Restart apache:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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