An access log is a text file which contains a complete list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "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, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer site, is typically included 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 Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly easy when you purchase a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section on different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs too. When you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with only several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a click on the On button which you will see there. The function can be triggered independently for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find the complete list of all the hosts within 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 computer. The log generation can be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.