An access log is a text file that contains an extensive report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. These files shall be listed inside the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. More information, such as the referrer Internet site, is usually supplied as well. A log file could 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 Cloud Web Hosting

When you acquire a cloud web hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for each site that you have. You may save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the very same section of the CP. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each domain name or subdomain you have in your account. When you log in and go to 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. A single click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.