An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your website visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you may find a lot of files inside the log. This is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other webpages, pictures, etcetera. All these files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a complete picture of the way your website works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, Internet browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer site, is typically supplied too. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You shall be able to check out in depth access logs for any website that you host in a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will enable you to activate the feature for each domain name or subdomain within the account independently, so that you can get logs only for the sites which you want. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section where you will see a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Triggering or disabling the generation of access logs is as easy as clicking on this button and the change will take effect straight away. You will be able to save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the exact same section. The latter will be available always, even after you deactivate the feature for a given domain name or subdomain.