An access log is a text file which contains a complete list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More information, including the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your server.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple when you get a website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, supplied with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a few mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be activated separately for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.