An access log is a text file containing a full report on all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, and so on. All of these files will be listed within the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently termed "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is usually included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with only a couple of mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be activated separately for any site no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.