An access log is a text file containing a full list of all of the files accessed by your 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 site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etc. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer site, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes 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 go to 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 press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to see in depth access logs for any website that you host in a semi-dedicated server account set up on our innovative hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the feature for every single domain or subdomain within the account independently, so you can get logs exclusively for the websites that you need. As soon as you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domain addresses and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Initiating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as easy as pressing that button and the change will take effect instantly. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the same section. The latter shall be available always, even if you disable the function for a specific domain address or subdomain.