Between HTTP access and error logs, it’s easy for a single website to have tens or hundreds of log files, and identifying the right log file can become a challenge.
Logs can quickly grow in size for high-traffic sites, making it difficult to find clues when troubleshooting.
The vast amounts of data in scattered web logs make website management time-consuming.
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