An error log is a list of the error messages and warnings that showed up for one reason or another while your visitors were looking through your website. Such a log provides raw information about the way the hosting server has addressed requests in different situations. An error message might appear if, for instance, a link leads to a website or a file that is not on the web server, if the code on a certain page can't be processed, if anyone is trying to access the website or its back office via an IP address which is blocked by an .htaccess rule and so on. The data inside the error log features the IP address of the visitor, what error message appeared and the root cause for the server to display it, the full path to the file which induced the error and the specific time of the event. Having this data will help you determine if any part of your Internet site has a problem, that you can then take care of. For that reason, your website visitors will have a better experience and you may optimize the website for best performance.
Error Log Viewer in Web Hosting
You can enable the generation of error logs easily when you buy a web hosting plan from our company. A complete section within the Hepsia CP, which comes with the accounts, is dedicated to the logs and enabling this function takes literally a mouse click. Once you go to this section, you will see all the hosts you have inside the account, including your domains and subdomains, even the ones that you may have created to test a site prior to it going live. You just have to click on the On button for the ones you want to be closely watched by our system and it shall commence generating error logs right away. To turn off the function, you'll simply have to click the exact same button once again. Any error log can be downloaded and saved to your personal computer anytime, even when you have turned off the feature.
Error Log Viewer in Semi-dedicated Servers
Activating the generation of error logs for each of your websites will be pretty easy if you use a semi-dedicated server account on our cutting-edge website hosting platform. This requires just one click in the Access/Error Logs section of our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel, offered with the semi-dedicated accounts, so you will not need to have any previous experience with an website hosting service. Our system will start collecting the raw info instantly and you will be able to save it to your personal computer by simply clicking the Download button, that is located in the same exact section of the Control Panel. If you want to use human-readable charts and prepare performance reports, you may process the downloaded files with some software on your personal computer. The error log generation can be deactivated just as easily if you don't need reports for your websites.