An access log is a text file which contains a full 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 if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. All these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer site, is sometimes 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 website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very easy when you get a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will 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 require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be activated individually for any site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find the complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.