An access log is a text file that contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files in the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, and so on. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More information, such as the referrer website, is sometimes included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

When you buy a web hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can easily enable or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see within the same exact section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected 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 a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain or subdomain you have within your account. After you log in and go 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. A single click will enable the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you may then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.