I am trying to create some log files with hyperlinks. I am new to coding and have been playing with mysql and php. I am not sure if lig files should be stored in a database as there will be a lot and they will get big over time. I can write to a file and create html hyperlink tags with subsequent append but am wondering if I should just store this in a database and read the table into a file? I am leaning to the file method as I can use a meta tag to refresh the log which will be written by multiple users. So my questions are:
is there a better/alternative method that would work better?
Is there a way to truncate or roll older comments in the log files to keep them from getting too big?
I am looking to dump the contents into a text area tag to size the text and add scrolling capabilities. I know this is a plain text are but is there a snippet for creating hyperlinks in a textarea?