Picture this. It is 3AM on a Sunday, and you are enjoying the comfort of your bed when you receive a text message telling you something is wrong with your server. As you struggle to crawl to your laptop, SSH into the server, and start poking around, you notice one of your system log files […]
Linux dedicated servers store logs in plain text files, often kept in the /var/log directory. The web server, for example, has a single file for the log, and as events are logged, they are appended to the end of the file, usually indicating the date and time of the event.
Over time, a log file […]