An access log is a text file containing a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etc. All these files will be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer site, is usually included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your shared web hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't need one, you may stop it with just a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be activated via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain which you have in your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you may then use on your PC. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.