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 shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your site works. 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, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More info, including the referrer Internet site, is typically included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

If you purchase a cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily enable or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the same section of the CP. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be permitted through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain you have within your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall activate the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.