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Should You Log Logins Or Visitors To Your Site?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

So I log failed login attempts in my coding of my site and it will block someone's IP for an X amount of time for failed attempts at certain security areas like the login page.

I was thinking though is it worth keeping an IP log and date/time etc. table of users that log into your site or even just visit the site or is this overkill? I was thinking of also just logging successful logins and log offs. What do you think?
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Re: Should You Log Logins Or Visitors To Your Site?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

Doesn't your webhost provide that for you>?
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Re: Should You Log Logins Or Visitors To Your Site?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 11 September 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

Doesn't your webhost provide that for you>?


what do you mean? You still have to upload all your own mysql php etc. To keep track of failed login attempts?
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Re: Should You Log Logins Or Visitors To Your Site?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:09 PM

My host provides me logfiles of everyone who has hit my site.. what they looked at.. where they came from ..etc
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Re: Should You Log Logins Or Visitors To Your Site?

Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:53 PM

Depends on what information you want. Logins and information on your software is your responsibility, but should probably be monitored and logged with backups made.
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