An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, such as the referrer Internet site, is usually supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your web server.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for every single domain or subdomain you have within your account. As soon as you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one 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 inside the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your personal computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.