An access log is a text file which contains a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find numerous files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, etc. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer site, is oftentimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly easy if you acquire a hosting
from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you will see a list of all the domains
hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them when you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be activated independently for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.