An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens just the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files inside the log. This is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, and so on. These files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our in-house 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 website hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, 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 examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you can stop it with a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You will still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our state-of-the-art web hosting platform shall create access logs for every single site hosted within a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this feature is enabled. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we supply with all the accounts, so if you'd like our system to start creating logs for any of them, you should just click on the little button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can disable this feature whenever you want by following the very same steps. You'll find a Download link for every single log within the very same section of the CP, so you can save the content produced by our system in .txt format with no more than a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the function has been deactivated, so you will still be able to look at the data that has already been generated.