An access log is a text file that contains a complete list of all of 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 program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, and so on. These files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is oftentimes included as well. A log file can 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 Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be activated via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain you have within your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.