An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, images, and so on. These files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each 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 website, is typically supplied as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the exact same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our advanced hosting platform shall create access logs for any website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this function is activated. All domains and subdomains that you have will be listed in the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we provide with all of the accounts, so if you'd like our system to start creating 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 can deactivate this function anytime by following the exact same steps. You'll find a Download link for every single log within the very same section of the Control Panel, so you could save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with no more than a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the feature has been deactivated, so you'll still be able to see the data that has already been generated.