An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find numerous files in the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, etc. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer website, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

When you buy a website hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Any domain 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 effortlessly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for each website that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the very same section of the CP. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be triggered independently for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.