An access log is a text file that contains a complete list of all of 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 application and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so on. All of these files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. More info, including the referrer website, is sometimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

When you buy a cloud website hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs should be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly activate or disable the generation of access logs individually for each site that you have. You may save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each and every domain name or subdomain you have in your account. As soon as you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your notebook or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.