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 shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, graphics, and so forth. These files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

When you purchase a cloud website hosting from us, you'll be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for each website that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see within the same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is one click on the On button that you'll see there. The feature can be triggered individually for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a detailed list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.