Swift IIS log analytics with Elastic and Kibana

I have been playing around with Elastic and trying to figure out how to use it, and more importantly what to use it for. In TimeLog, we currently have a set of webservers with several IIS websites and we want to be able to monitor basic usage across all sites, something that we currently are not doing. Each customer has their own IIS application, so we see almost identical URLs in the standard W3C IIS logs apart from the first subfolder which we refer to as shortname. We want to be able to track views on each page across these sites and servers.

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New website based on Jekyll

I have decided to abandon my existing website and start over. First of all, I needed to update the design. It really needed a refresh. Elements needed to be removed, texts needed updating and I needed to rethink what I needed it for.

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