An access log is a text file that contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, pictures, etcetera. These files shall be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer site, is usually included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

If you buy a shared web hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You could activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be permitted through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for each domain or subdomain you have in your account. Once you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.