| A web server will typically utilize logging mechanisms for maintaining a historical log of activity that occurs within a hosted application. This information can then be used for diagnostic purposes, forensics purposes, or other purposes relevant to ensuring the availability and integrity of the hosted application.
Log files must be periodically moved from the web server to a permanent storage location. This serves two beneficial purposes. First, the web server's resources are freed up for productions. Also, this ensures that the site has, and enforces, policies designed to preserve the integrity of historical logs. |