An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. These files will be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is typically provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your web hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with simply a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You shall be able to view in depth access logs for any site that you host in a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will allow you to activate the function for each domain name or subdomain within the account independently, so you can get logs exclusively for the websites which you want. Once you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domain addresses and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change will take effect instantly. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same section. The latter will be available all the time, even after you disable the feature for a specific domain or subdomain.