An access log is a text file which contains a complete list of all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pictures, etc. All these files shall be listed within the access log, so you can get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes called "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, such as the referrer Internet 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 statistics provided by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to choose if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You may enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can conveniently enable or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see within the same exact section of the CP. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a couple of mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be enabled individually for any website regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then look at it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.