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 which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etcetera. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More information, including the referrer Internet site, is usually provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your website hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer require one, you may stop it with only a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to check out detailed access logs for any site that you host within a semi-dedicated server account created on our innovative website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to enable the function for each domain name or subdomain within the account separately, so you can get logs just for the websites you need. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Activating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect at once. You may save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the exact same section. The latter will be available all the time, even if you disable the feature for a given domain or subdomain.