I'm a programmer for a company and their server specs are off limits to me due to IT restrictions. I know it's an Apache server running off a Linux environment. I have permissions to add/remove files and to look at the log files for the ones designated to me. In particular I manage an important project on a server and created a program to parse the Apache log file so that I could report statistics based on ips/page requests.
Over the last weekend and this coming week the company has been migrating some of their systems and kind of blundering through the changes because, honestly, it's a lacking IT department and they didn't prepare for the changes nearly as competently as they should have. All of a sudden I'm seeing this in the log file for the server:
ip.ip.ip.ip@ - - [04/May/2015:10:13:43 -0500] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 - ip.ip.ip.ip@ - - [04/May/2015:10:14:13 -0500] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 - ip.ip.ip.ip@ - - [04/May/2015:10:14:43 -0500] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 - ip.ip.ip.ip@ - - [04/May/2015:10:15:13 -0500] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 - ip.ip.ip.ip@ - - [04/May/2015:10:15:43 -0500] "HEAD / HTTP/1.0" 200 -
(I've replaced the ip address with
It's not listed in the log file before the changes began, and to be honest it didn't really bother me except I've now realized that total page views(which is measured by parsing the log file for ".html" within requests on each line) has gone down considerably. This could be because of a couple of different things, but since I just released a new version on the server and it was well received, I don't believe that it's recording properly.
What is this? Does it have anything to do with page requests?