An access log is a text file which contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. This is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. These files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer website, is oftentimes included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

When you buy a hosting from our company, you will be able to decide if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for every single domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. When you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.