An access log is a text file containing a full report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find numerous files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, images, and so on. These files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

If you acquire a website hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for each website that you have. You may save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the very same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only several mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you'll see there. The feature can be triggered separately for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.