An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etcetera. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" too. An access log shows 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 OS. More info, like the referrer website, is sometimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your server.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be exceptionally easy when you get a hosting
from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. As you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domain names
hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with us, it shall not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be activated via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain name or subdomain you have in your account. As soon as you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click shall activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.