An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pictures, and so on. These files shall be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your Internet site functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, such as the referrer website, is oftentimes included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really easy when you buy a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs too. When you navigate 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 shall start producing an access log for each of them as soon as 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 quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore 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 won't take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Whenever you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall trigger the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, that you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.