An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer site, is usually supplied as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

If you obtain a cloud website hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can conveniently trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You may save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a couple of clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each and every domain name or subdomain you have in your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall enable the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, that you may then use on your PC. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.