An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More information, including the referrer site, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you could stop it with only a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be permitted via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. When you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click shall enable the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.