An access log is a text file that contains a complete list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, etc. All of these files shall be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a full picture of the way your website works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are often described as "raw data" too. An access log provides the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, and also the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. Additional information, including the referrer website, is usually supplied too. A log file could be processed by various desktop apps 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 CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be triggered independently for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.