An access log is a text file which contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that 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 example, you may find many files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etc. These files shall be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer website, is usually included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

When you obtain a shared web hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can conveniently enable or disable the generation of access logs separately for each site that you have. You may save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the very same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be permitted through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall enable the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.