An access log is a text file which contains an extensive list of all the files accessed by your Internet 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 just the home page, for instance, you may find many files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other Internet pages, graphics, and so on. These files shall be listed inside the access log, so that you can get a full picture of the way your Internet site works. The info is in plain text format, so the logs are sometimes referred to as "raw data" too. 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, browser and Operating System. Additional information, including the referrer Internet site, is sometimes provided too. A log file may be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics created by your server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really simple if you acquire a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be activated through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for every single domain or subdomain you have within your account. Once you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click will enable the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the created content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.