An access log is a text file that contains a full list of all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script app and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page that are embedded - parts of other web pages, pictures, and so forth. All of these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your Internet site functions. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally 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, along with the user’s IP address, browser and OS. Additional information, including the referrer website, is usually provided as well. 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 Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is enabled, you'll 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 look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with just a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to see comprehensive access logs for any Internet site that you host inside a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive web hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will allow you to enable the feature for every single domain or subdomain inside the account separately, so you can get logs exclusively for the sites you need. Once you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover 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 all of them. Activating or disabling the generation of access logs is as basic as clicking on that 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 same exact section. The latter shall be available all the time, even after you deactivate the feature for a given domain name or subdomain.