An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files in the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, and so forth. All of these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "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, browser and Operating System. More information, like the referrer site, is typically supplied as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

When you order a web hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled 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 several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain name or subdomain you have inside your account. After you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.