An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, etcetera. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. More information, like the referrer site, is typically provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly simple if you purchase a shared hosting
from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you shall find the access logs too. When you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domain names
hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be triggered separately for any site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will find the complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.