An access log is a text file that contains a full report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so forth. All of these files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "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, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, like the referrer site, is usually provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you shall 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 click on a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each domain name or subdomain you have inside your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.