An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etc. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. More information, including the referrer site, is usually provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple when you acquire a web hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. As soon as you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If 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 require them. The function may be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain name or subdomain which you have within your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click shall activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your notebook or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.