An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, pics, etcetera. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes 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, web browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer site, is typically included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
If you buy a shared web hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for each site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same exact section of the CP. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. When you log in and check out 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 each of them. A single click shall activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.