An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All 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 only the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer website, is sometimes supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

When you buy a shared website hosting from our company, you shall be able to choose if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You can save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see within the same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature may be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click shall enable the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.