An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, etc. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer Internet site, is typically included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of 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 allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with a click from the same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature may be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for every single domain name or subdomain you have in your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will trigger the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you may then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.