An access log is a text file containing a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that 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 instance, you may find a lot of files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, images, etcetera. These files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, including the referrer website, is sometimes included too. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC 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 can stop it with a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to view detailed access logs for any site that you host within a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will permit you to enable the feature for every single domain name or subdomain inside the account separately, which means that you can get logs exclusively for the sites which you want. As soon as you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will find a list of all the domain addresses and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Activating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change shall take effect instantaneously. You can save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link located in the same exact section. The latter will be available always, even after you deactivate the feature for a particular domain name or subdomain.