An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files inside the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain which you have in your account. As soon as you log in and navigate 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 all of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.