An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is sometimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will 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 right away, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our advanced hosting platform shall generate access logs for every Internet site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this function is enabled. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which we provide with all the accounts, so if you would like our system to start generating logs for each of them, you should simply click on the little button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You may deactivate this function at any time by following the exact same steps. You will find a Download link for every single log within the very same section of the CP, so you can easily save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with only a mouse click. An existing log file could be downloaded even after the feature has been disabled, so you will still be able to see the data that's already been generated.