An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, etc. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" too. 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, Internet browser and OS. More information, like the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your website 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 one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be activated independently for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you can then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.