An access log is a text file that contains a thorough list of all of the files accessed by your Internet site visitors. All the files that were requested in one way or another will be included, so when you have a PHP script program and a site visitor opens only the home page, for example, you may find a lot of files inside the log. It is because there are components on the home page that are embedded - parts of other pages, images, and so forth. These files shall be listed in the access log, so you can get a full picture of the way your website performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently described as "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, and also the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. Additional information, like the referrer website, is usually included as well. A log file can be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics generated by your web server.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be exceptionally easy if you get a cloud website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs which is where you'll find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same 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 Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be permitted from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. As soon as you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will enable the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.