An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on 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 if you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your Internet site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the exact same section of the CP. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be activated through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each domain or subdomain you have in your account. When you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you may then use on your laptop or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.