An access log is a text file containing a full report on all the files accessed by your Internet 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 just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently described as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer website, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy if you buy a hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for every single domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. Once you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you may then use on your PC. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.