An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all 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 app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, and so forth. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer site, is typically included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your web hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with only a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to look at comprehensive access logs for any site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account created on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the function for every single domain name or subdomain within the account individually, which means that you can get logs exclusively for the websites which you want. As soon as you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as basic as clicking on that button and the change will take effect straight away. You may save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same section. The latter will be available all of the time, even after you disable the function for a given domain or subdomain.