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 that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etcetera. All these files will be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a complete picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer Internet site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function could be permitted via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for every single domain or subdomain which you have within your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to 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 one. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.