An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so on. These files will be listed in the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer website, is usually provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your shared hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer need one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to check out comprehensive access logs for any Internet site that you host in a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the function for each domain or subdomain in the account independently, so you can get logs exclusively for the sites you need. After you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover 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 each of them. Enabling or deactivating the generation of access logs is as easy as pressing this button and the change will take effect immediately. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the exact same section. The latter will be available all the time, even after you deactivate the feature for a certain domain name or subdomain.