An access log is a text file containing an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find numerous files inside the log. This is because there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. All these files will be listed in the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" too. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. Additional information, like the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop applications for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you will 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 press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along 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 program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with just several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be activated independently for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.