An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etcetera. All of these files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer site, is sometimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be very simple if you acquire a cloud hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you shall find the access logs as well. When you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a few clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be permitted via the Hepsia website 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 check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, that you may then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.