An access log is a text file containing a full report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files in the log. It is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etcetera. These files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You could enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You may save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be permitted via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain name or subdomain which you have within your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click shall trigger the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.