An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of 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 application and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, and so on. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, like the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared web hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with just a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already generated 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 couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each domain name or subdomain that you have within your account. After you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.