An access log is a text file which contains a thorough list of all the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are things on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, graphics, and so forth. All these files will be listed in the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your website works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer site, is usually supplied as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your web hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you can stop it with simply a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with only several clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be triggered individually for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find the complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation can be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.