An access log is a text file containing a full report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pictures, and so forth. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is oftentimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to check out comprehensive access logs for any website that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our revolutionary web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to activate the function for each and every domain or subdomain inside the account individually, which means that you can get logs only for the sites you need. Once you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Initiating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect instantly. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same exact section. The latter will be available all the time, even if you deactivate the function for a given domain name or subdomain.