How-To Technical

Missing access.log in lighttpd

I’ll make this one short: A few days ago i got Lighttpd up and running and even moved my WordPress blog onto it. This was a nice clean install that is working properly, starting properly.

There seems to be something missing! Oh! yeah! Where is my access.log. I attempt to tail -f /var/log/lighttpd/access.log and there was nothing there.

This took me to /etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf where I needed t add the mod_accesslog module followed by the following: accesslog.filename = “/var/log/lighttpd/access.log” after a restart of the lighttpd service my logs where working as expected.