An access log is a text file which contains a complete report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All 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 just the home page, for instance, you may find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, and so on. These files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, such as the referrer site, is typically included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to 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 laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our state-of-the-art hosting platform will create access logs for each and every website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this function is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have shall be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, that we supply with all of the accounts, so if you would like our system to start generating logs for any 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 stop this function anytime by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log within the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you can easily save the content produced by our system in .txt format with just a click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the feature has been disabled, so you'll still be able to see the data that has already been generated.