An access log is a text file that contains a thorough report on all the files accessed by your site visitors. All the files which were requested in one way or another will be included, so if you have a PHP script app and a website visitor opens just the home page, for example, you might find numerous files in the log. The reason is that there are resources on the home page which are embedded - parts of other webpages, graphics, etcetera. All of these files will be listed within the access log, allowing you to get a full picture of the way your site performs. The data is in plain text format, so the logs are frequently termed "raw data" as well. An access log shows the name of every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, plus the user’s IP address, web browser and OS. Additional information, such as the referrer website, is sometimes included too. A log file may be processed by various desktop apps for statistical purposes as an addition to the web statistics supplied by your website hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really simple when you buy a hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you will find the access logs as well. As soon as you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as early 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 simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be permitted from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain which you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.

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