An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script application and a visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find many files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, and so on. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often termed "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer Internet site, is typically included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly simple if you purchase a cloud website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs too. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with just several clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is one click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be activated individually for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then look at 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 inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.