An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you may find plenty of files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so on. All these files shall be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer website, is typically provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics provided by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall 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 instantly, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be permitted through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for each domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. Once you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.