An access log is a text file that contains an extensive 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 when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, etc. All these files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, like the referrer site, is sometimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be permitted from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each and every domain or subdomain you have within your account. After you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.