An access log is a text file that contains an extensive report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, such as the referrer website, is sometimes provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at 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 click on a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You shall be able to see comprehensive access logs for any Internet site that you host within a semi-dedicated server account set up on our groundbreaking website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will allow you to enable the function for every single domain or subdomain inside the account independently, so you can get logs only for the websites which you want. When you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Triggering or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change will take effect at once. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the very same section. The latter shall be available all of the time, even if you deactivate the function for a given domain name or subdomain.