An access log is a text file which contains a full list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, etc. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer website, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be exceptionally easy if you acquire a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs as well. As you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button in the same exact section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be activated independently for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find the full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.