An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer website, is sometimes provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly easy if you purchase a shared website hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with no more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be activated independently for any site regardless if it uses a domain name 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 simply a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.