An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" too. An access log contains 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 OS. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is typically included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely simple when you get a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs as well. As you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can easily save and manage them on your PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our state-of-the-art hosting platform will create access logs for every single site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this function is permitted. All domains and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, that we provide with all the accounts, so if you need our system to start creating logs for each of them, you should just click on the compact button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can deactivate this function at any time by following the same steps. You'll find a Download link for every single log inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you can easily save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with only a click. An existing log file could be downloaded even after the function has been disabled, so you will still be able to check out the data that's already been generated.