An access log is a text file which contains an extensive 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 if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, images, etcetera. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your site functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" too. 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, web browser and OS. More info, like the referrer website, is usually included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you pick one of our shared hosting plans, you will receive detailed access logs for all your sites. Once you sign in to your Hepsia CP, you can check out the Access/Error Logs section where you will see a complete list of the domains and subdomains which you have added or created in the hosting account. You'll only have to click on the On button, that is located on the right-hand side of each hostname and our cloud platform shall start generating logs right away. To stop this feature, you'll have to follow the same exact steps and click on the Off button. The domains and subdomains can be handled separately and at any time. You will find a download link in the Logs section of the Control Panel for any log produced by our system, allowing you to save the file to your computer system and view it or use it through some log processing software.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain which you have in your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will enable the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.