An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, and so forth. All of these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" too. 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 Operating System. More info, such as the referrer website, is oftentimes supplied as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website 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 website hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be activated from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain or subdomain which you have within your account. Once 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 of them. One click will enable the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you can then use on your PC. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.