An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find many files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, and so on. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer site, is typically provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

When you buy a cloud web hosting from our company, you will be able to choose if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be permitted through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each and every domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.