An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etcetera. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer site, is typically provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
When you buy a cloud hosting from our company, you shall be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the exact same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with just a couple of mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be triggered separately for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find the complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.