An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files in the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The data 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, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, such as the referrer site, is usually included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you will see a download link and also 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 app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with just a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be enabled individually for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.