An access log is a text file containing a complete list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of 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 might find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etcetera. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer site, is oftentimes supplied too. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with simply a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our sophisticated website hosting platform shall generate access logs for any site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, assuming that this feature is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have shall be listed within the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we provide with all the accounts, so if you'd like our system to start generating logs for any of them, you should simply click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and switch the default Off option to On. You'll be able to stop this feature whenever you want by following the very same steps. You'll find a Download link for every single log in the same section of the CP, so you can easily save the content generated by our system in .txt format with just a mouse click. An existing log file may be downloaded even after the function has been disabled, so you will still be able to look at the data that has already been generated.