An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, etcetera. These files will be listed within the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is sometimes included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with a click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be enabled through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain or subdomain you have within your account. When you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click shall activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.