An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. This is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. All of these files will be listed within the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is typically supplied as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your hosting server.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain you have inside your account. When you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, which you may then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.