An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, and so on. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, 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 statistics provided by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our leading-edge hosting platform shall generate access logs for each and every site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this function is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have shall be listed in the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we supply with all the accounts, so if you need our system to start producing logs for any of them, you should simply click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and switch the default Off option to On. You may stop this feature anytime by following the very same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log inside the same section of the Control Panel, so you can save the content produced by our system in .txt format with only a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the option has been deactivated, so you will still be able to look at the data which has already been generated.