An access log is a text file that contains a complete list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find many files inside the log. This is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. These files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides 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 OS. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is sometimes included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

When you purchase a cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You could save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if 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 websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be enabled separately for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.