Article ID: 115574, created on Feb 20, 2013, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation

Symptoms


Customer wants to customize IIS log rotation settings on POA-managed Windows Shared Hosting servers per website. E.g. they want to rotate IIS logs every 7 days for sites with low activity (and thus small log files) and rotate logs every day for websites with high activity.

Also, customer wants to customize period to keep rotated IIS log files for.

Resolution


POA allows to customize IIS log rotation setting per website, this can be done by customer in POA CCP.

A customer may follow the steps below to change log rotation settings of a particular IIS website hosted on POA-managed Windows Shared Hosting server. Provider may do this as well on customer's behalf.

  1. Log into POA Customer Control Panel
  2. Select the needed subscription with IIS Hosting
  3. Go to Websites, click the name of the desired website
  4. Click the Web Hosting Settings link
  5. Switch to the Logging tab. This tab displays the current parameters of the log rotation.
  6. Click Edit and select desired items in the drop-down lists:
    • Log Rotation frequency - select the frequency of the log rotation:
      • Never
      • Monthly
      • Weekly
      • Daily
    • Archive logs files after - select the time when the old log file will be archived. The available variants are:
      • One month
      • Two months
      • Three months
      • Four months
      • Five months
      • Half of the year
      • One year
      • One and a half of the year
      • Two years
      • Three years
    • Keep log files for - select the time when the archived files will be deleted. The available variants are:
      • One month
      • Two months
      • Three months
      • Four months
      • Five months
      • Half of the year
      • One year
      • One and a half of the year
      • Two years
      • Three years
  7. Click Submit to save the settings.

Provider may configure the default log rotation setting which will be applied to all IIS websites on a server:

  1. Log into POA Provider Control Panel
  2. Go to Deployment Director > Server Manager > Hardware Nodes
  3. Click on the desired IIS Hosting server
  4. Switch to the Applications tab
  5. Click on the msiis (IIS 6.x) or msiis7 (IIS 7.x) application
  6. Switch to the Logging tab
  7. Confiure the same parameters as customer may configure in POA CCP:
  • Log Rotation frequency
  • Archive logs files after
  • Keep log files for
  1. Additionally, on the same page, Provider may configure IIS log files format - define which fields will be included into website logs from the predefined list.

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