An access log is a text file that contains a full report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All of the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script program and a visitor opens only the home page, for instance, you might find many files inside the log. It is because there are things on the home page which are embedded - parts of other web pages, images, etcetera. These files shall be listed within the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your site works. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often referred to as "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, in addition to the user’s IP address, world-wide web browser and OS. More info, such as the referrer site, is usually included as well. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

When you get a website hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be activated separately for any website regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find the full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation may be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.