An access log is a text file which contains an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which 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 many files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, and so on. These files will be listed inside the access log, allowing you to get a detailed picture of the way your website functions. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. More info, like the referrer website, is usually included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our sophisticated web hosting platform will generate access logs for any website hosted within a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this feature is activated. All domains and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, that we supply with all of the accounts, so if you want our system to start producing logs for each of them, you should simply click on the little button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and switch the default Off option to On. You can deactivate this feature at any time by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for each log inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you will be able to save the content generated by our system in .txt format with no more than a mouse click. An existing log file may be downloaded even after the function has been disabled, so you will still be able to look at the data that's already been generated.