I’m looking for a centralized log management system that I can plug into some of my hobby projects and while I was about to spin up my ELK server (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) I found that Loggly has a free tier. I have used Loggly before and it is pretty good so I decided to give it a try.
Before we start setting things up in Loggly, we need to decide which logs we want to send. Here are a few that apply for me:
– Apache logs for ncona.com (Running inside docker container)
– MySQL logs (Running inside Digital Ocean droplet)
– Cron logs (Also inside Digital Ocean droplet)
Before we start configuring our system we need to create a Loggly account.