An access log is a text file which contains a complete report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find many files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is oftentimes supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really easy if you get a cloud web hosting
from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you will find the access logs too. When you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains
hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you will have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as 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 feature can be enabled individually for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find the full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.