An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that 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 might find numerous files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, such as the referrer website, is oftentimes provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly simple when you get a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button within the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop computer or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain which you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.