How are logs written and rotated on an apache server?


Few questions...

1) How are logs written and rotated on an apache server? (just the idea)

2) How does a server know when to create a new log?

3) Are logs stored in a database or are they written over?

4) Where can I get information on how to analyze a log file? (valid pages views vs. hits)

thanx!

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ramazanyichCommented:
1. you can use piped logs. See http://httpd.apache.org/docs/logs.html#piped for description
2. if you are using piped logs you provide a rotation period or rotation size in your httpd.conf
3. logs are stored in filesystem.
4. you can use awstat ( http://awstats.sourceforge.net ) to analyze apache log files.
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