An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etc. These files shall be listed inside the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More info, like the referrer site, is usually provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be exceptionally simple if you acquire a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. When you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain that you have within your account. Once you log in and look at 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 each of them. One click will enable the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.