An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of 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 program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pictures, and so on. All of these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer website, is typically supplied too. A log file can 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 Shared Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared website hosting
account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names
and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with simply a click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be permitted through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for each domain name or subdomain which you have within your account. Whenever you log in and navigate to 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. One click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you could then use on your PC. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.