An access log is a text file that contains a complete report on all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, pics, and so forth. These files will be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes described as "raw data" too. An access log contains 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. More info, like the referrer website, is oftentimes provided as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be very easy if you acquire a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this function in 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 separately for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you may then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.