An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another shall be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a website visitor opens just the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, etcetera. All of these files will 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 sometimes termed "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer Internet site, is oftentimes provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats provided by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly simple if you get a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs as well. As you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain you have in your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, which you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.