An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Any file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the functionality of a site, independent of the web stats that your server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely simple if you get a shared hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all of the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you shall find the access logs as well. Once you go there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them when you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily 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 us, it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. After you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you may then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.