An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, etc. These files will be listed within the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly simple if you get a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs as well. When you go there, you will see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 need them. The feature could be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for every single domain or subdomain which you have in your account. When you log in and go to 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. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.