An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find a lot of files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etc. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each and 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, such as the referrer site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

When you acquire a website hosting from us, you shall be able to choose if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each and every domain name or subdomain that you have inside your account. Once you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.