An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when 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. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, and so on. These files will be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, including the referrer website, is oftentimes included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
If you purchase a cloud website hosting from us, 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'll be able to activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You could save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you deactivate 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 have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be permitted via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for every single domain or subdomain you have within your account. Whenever you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will enable the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.