An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, and so on. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer website, is typically included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't need one, you can stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to look at detailed access logs for any Internet site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account created on our revolutionary hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the feature for each domain name or subdomain within the account individually, so you can get logs just for the sites that you need. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a list of all the domains and subdomains that you've added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Initiating or disabling the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on this button and the change shall take effect straight away. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same section. The latter will be available at all times, even after you deactivate the function for a certain domain or subdomain.