An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall 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. The reason is that there are resources on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, etc. These files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, like the referrer website, is typically included too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

When you pick one of our shared website hosting solutions, you will receive thorough access logs for your websites. Once you sign in to your Hepsia CP, you can check out the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a thorough list of the domains and subdomains which you have added or created inside the hosting account. You will only have to click on the On button, that's located on the right-hand side of each hostname and our cloud platform shall start generating logs at once. To disable this feature, you will need to follow the very same steps and click on the Off button. The domains and subdomains can be handled separately and at any time. You will find a download link in the Logs section of the CP for every log generated by our system, allowing you to save the file to your PC and view it or use it via some log processing software.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have in your account. When you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click shall enable the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you can then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.