An access log is a text file containing a full report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find many files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, images, and so forth. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be very easy when you acquire a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our advanced web hosting platform will generate access logs for every single site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this function is activated. All domain names and subdomains that you have shall be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which we provide with all the accounts, so if you want our system to start producing logs for each of them, you should simply click on the little button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and switch the default Off option to On. You could disable this function whenever you want by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log within the very same section of the CP, so you can save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with just a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the option has been disabled, so you will still be able to look at the data that has already been generated.