If you are using Plesk as your hosting control panel, you may want to anonymize IP addresses in your log files. This can be done by logging into Plesk and then choosing Tools & Settings > Server Settings > Anonymize IPs during log rotation. You can also read the Plesk Administrator Guide for more details on how to perform this process.
Configuring an IP address for logging
If you want to log events from a specific IP address, you should configure it for logging. You can configure the logging severity using the logging severity command. This command allows you to filter the messages in the Event Log by severity. Default, logging messages with a severity of informational are not recorded in the log buffer. To change this, type the command info-center source AM channel 4 log level informational.
When you configure IP logging, you can enter log-id and destination-url fields to configure the logging. You can also set destination-url, which can be a URL or a keyword. The destination-url should have a password.
IP addresses support optional parameters that control the logging process. These parameters are called identifiers, and they enable or disable logging of a specific IP address. The 192.168.l.l identifiers are useful for identifying the same IP address across multiple log sinks. They also serve as a reference for timer-based reports. Usually, the identifier is unique within a single execution, but may duplicate between restarts or between different instances.
Using this option limits the amount of data logged by the logging process. It also limits disk space used for adding custom logging fields. Default value is 64k, but you can specify a different number if necessary. Another parameter, period, determines how often a new log file is created.
Depending on the type of connection, the %h directive may include conditional parameters. For example, if the connection was initiated via HTTP, the %h directive will log the request’s request to the server. It may be necessary to include a header in the URL to report the remote hostname.
Impact on server performance
When using logs, you need to monitor network traffic. However, it is important to ensure that the logging does not impact the performance of your server. To do this, you need to use a deep packet inspection system, which extracts website information from network packets. In addition, you need to monitor your Internet connection for bypasses of filters.
This can be done by using HTTP Analytics. This software will gather information about client IP addresses and analyze their contribution to the overall server performance. The statistics you obtain will help you identify any potential performance issues. Once you know where the problem lies, you can work towards improving your server performance.