An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, and so forth. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your Internet site performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "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, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer site, is sometimes supplied too. A log file could be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with just a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our leading-edge hosting platform shall create access logs for any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this feature is activated. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed within the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, that we supply with all the accounts, so if you want our system to start generating logs for each of them, you should just click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You could disable this function anytime by following the exact same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log inside the same exact section of the CP, so you could save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with simply a click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the feature has been deactivated, so you will still be able to look at the data that has already been generated.