An access log is a text file that contains a full report on all the files accessed by your website 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 site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pics, and so on. All of these files will be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your shared hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our advanced web hosting platform shall generate access logs for each site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this feature is activated. All domains and subdomains that you have shall be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we provide with all the accounts, so if you'd like our system to start generating logs for each of them, you should simply click on the compact button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You may deactivate this function anytime by following exactly the same steps. You will find a Download link for every single log within the same exact section of the CP, so you will be able to save the content generated 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'll still be able to view the data that has already been generated.