Log File

A file that lists actions that have occurred. For example, Web servers maintain log files listing every request made to the server. With log file analysis tools, it’s possible to get a good idea of where visitors are coming from, how often they return, and how they navigate through a site. Using cookies enables Webmasters to log even more detailed information about how individual users are accessing a site.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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