An access log is a text file containing a full report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etc. These files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your Internet site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More info, such as the referrer website, is typically included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with simply a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to check out detailed access logs for any website that you host within a semi-dedicated server account created on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the feature for every single domain name or subdomain within the account separately, so you can get logs only for the websites which you want. As soon as you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Enabling or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing this button and the change shall take effect instantaneously. You can save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the very same section. The latter shall be available all the time, even after you deactivate the function for a particular domain name or subdomain.