An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, and so on. These files will be listed within the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer site, is typically provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your website hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with only a click from the exact same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to look at comprehensive access logs for any site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our groundbreaking web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the function for every single domain or subdomain within the account individually, so you can get logs only for the sites that you need. After you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will see a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as simple as pressing that button and the change will take effect straight away. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the very same section. The latter shall be available all of the time, even if you deactivate the function for a certain domain or subdomain.