An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, and so forth. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "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. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for every site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see within the very same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain which you have within your account. As soon as you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click will activate 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 enable you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.