An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on 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 if you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etc. These files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

When you purchase a shared hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every website that you have. You may save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.

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 function can be permitted from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for every single domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Whenever you log in and go to 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 shall activate the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your personal computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.