An access log is a text file containing a complete report on all of the files accessed by your website visitors. All of 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 plenty of files inside the log. It is because there are elements on the home page which are embedded - parts of other pages, graphics, etc. All of these files will be listed inside the access log, so you're able to get a detailed picture of the way your website performs. The information is in plain text format, so the logs are often called "raw data" too. An access log contains the name of each and every requested file, the path to it, the date it was accessed, as well as the user’s IP address, web browser and Operating System. More info, including the referrer site, is sometimes provided as well. A log file could be processed by various desktop programs for statistical purposes as an addition to the web stats supplied by your hosting server.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

When you purchase a shared website hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You can save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the same exact section of the CP. The link shall be available even after 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

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be triggered independently for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.