Why is Logging so Important?
Are you sure that your website is always up and running? That none of your visitors stumbs upon a 404 error page, a 500 or any other usability problem? Logs are useful, because they record the activity of your users and give insights into the possible errors and failures. They give an elaborate sequence of events, including a detailed timestamp, that occasioned or led to an incident.
Analyzing log files can help developers troubleshoot issues with their applications and write better code, SEO managers to optimize the users experience and the content availability for search engines, and DevOps / Sysadmins to ensure that the platform is delivering at its full potential.
redirection.io comes with unique HTTP live logging features, which help find the bottlenecks in the traffic of a website, and improve the overall customers experience. This is done in real time, and does not require to load and analyze web server traffic logs afterwards through a costly and reluctant process. Instead, we provide all the tools to better get insights from the traffic, isolate issues and fix them right away with our rules engine. Stop running your web platforms in the dark, use our tools to improve your efficiency!
- Log all the HTTP traffic
- Filter logs, group log lines
- Easily spot HTTP errors
- Exhaustive CSV exports
- See logs in real-time
- No need to manually import logs
- Get the details for each log line
- Check the shape of your traffic
Log all the HTTP traffic
Once installed on your website, redirection.io logs all the HTTP traffic and makes it discoverable, in real time.
You can either use it for checking that the traffic shape looks good, or to search for traffic errors and fix them with traffic rules, using the manager.
Filter, group and analyze logs
The raw logs output can be filtered to isolate particularly interesting aspects of the web traffic. It is possible to filter by status code, method, redirection target, user agent, client IP address (if IP address logging has been enabled), referer, content-type and other filters.
It is also possible to group the log entries using one or several properties. Want to know the top 100 404 or 500 errors hit by Googlebot last week? We have the tool for it!
Explore the logs timeline
The logs timeline allows to identify traffic errors in a couple of seconds. It is also helpful to zoom on inhabitual events areas in a quick way.
View details for each traffic hit
Each log entry is available as a detailed sliding panel and can be turned into additonnal filters. Want to see more logs like this one? Each of the request properties can be turned into a filter for the logs list, in a single click.
Export logs like a boss
The logs explorer allows to export in CSV as many log lines as you want, using the filters used in the logs view. The exports logs can then be re-imported in the tool of your choice, or analyzed using Excel, Google Spreadsheets or OpenOffice.
redirection.io is an important tool for the Orpi Web platform. We've been using the solution since we redesigned our sites several years ago, and it has allowed us to make a smooth transition, really limiting the number of 404 errors our visitors would have encountered.
As part of the ongoing operations, we use redirection.io to monitor traffic, detect errors, and add redirects when the address of certain content changes. It's easy to use and allows us to act quickly, without needing the intervention of developers to deal with this type of issue.
Digital Project Manager, Orpi France