An access log is a text file containing a full list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etcetera. All these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer website, is sometimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a cloud hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for each website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even after you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a few clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each and every domain name or subdomain that you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, that you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.