An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all of the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another shall be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find plenty of files in the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, images, etc. All of these files will be listed within the access log, so that you can get a detailed picture of the way your site 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 each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, Internet browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer website, is sometimes supplied too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you acquire a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs should be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for each site that you have. You may save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the exact same section of the CP. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be triggered individually for any site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.