An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, etc. All of these files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More information, like the referrer site, is typically provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with just a click from the same section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our advanced website hosting platform will generate access logs for each and every website hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this function is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed within the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we supply with all the accounts, so if you need our system to start generating logs for any of them, you should just click on the compact button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can deactivate this function at any time by following exactly the same steps. You'll find a Download link for every single log within the very same section of the Control Panel, so you could save the content generated by our system in .txt format with no more than a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the option has been disabled, so you'll still be able to check out the data that has already been generated.