How long the log files are keep in
webservers, i mean, the documents that
keeps register of incoming IP
connections that enter to a webpage,
it is permanent or are deleted after
It completely depends on how the sysadmin has things set up. When setting up log rotation, some people will keep logs for 4 weeks, some for 4 years. Most often than not, logs will get backed up onto tape (or some other backup media) as well, so depending on tape rotation and expiry, logs can be around for a very long time.
to say, someone enters to a webpage
once in his life, and never returns,
one knew that the server keeps a log
with the Ip Adress and date time, but
for how long, what happens after lets
say 1 year?
Once again, completely depends on how things are configured.
i ve heard something about server or
memory space that the logfiles need,
those this play an important role?,
cause i heard that in small pages, the
servers keeps the log for 3 weeks, and
Most log rotation systems have the ability to compress the inactive log files. Since logs are just text/ascii data, they compress very well and usually don't take up all that much space. That said, it's certainly possible to get into a situation where you get a burst of traffic to your site and end up filling up your partition with log files. This is why it's recommended to keep logs on a separate partition. That way if it fills up, it doesn't affect the rest of your application.