An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, etcetera. All of these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your Internet site functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer Internet site, is usually provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with simply a click from the very same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature may be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for every single domain or subdomain you have inside your account. When you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will enable the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.