An access log is a text file that contains an extensive list of all 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 application and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files inside the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, pics, and so on. All of these files shall be listed in the access log, so that you can get a complete picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are occasionally called "raw data" as well. An access log provides the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, along with the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and Operating System. More info, like the referrer site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats generated by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy when you buy a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. When you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be done by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to look at detailed access logs for any site that you host in a semi-dedicated server account created on our innovative hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the function for every single domain or subdomain within the account independently, so that you can get logs exclusively for the sites that you need. As soon as you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will discover a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Activating or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing that button and the change will take effect instantaneously. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same exact section. The latter shall be available at all times, even if you deactivate the feature for a particular domain or subdomain.