An access log is a text file containing an extensive report on all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a website visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, etcetera. All these files shall be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently called "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer site, is usually included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your cloud hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with only a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to look at detailed access logs for any site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our revolutionary web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to activate the feature for each domain name or subdomain in the account independently, which means that you can get logs just for the sites that you need. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of all of them. Activating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as clicking on this button and the change will take effect instantaneously. You can easily save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the exact same section. The latter will be available always, even if you deactivate the feature for a specific domain or subdomain.