An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on all 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 app and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. All these files will be listed inside the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "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, browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes supplied too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function can be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. As soon as you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click shall enable the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you may then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.