An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, etc. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More information, such as the referrer Internet site, is usually provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your website hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. Once you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you may then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.