An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, etcetera. All of these files will be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. Additional information, including the referrer website, is usually supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
When you order a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every site that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the very same section of the CP. The link is available even after you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.
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 few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will enable the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.