An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given website. Every single file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The information an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the performance of an Internet site, in addition to the web statistics your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer require one, you may stop it with only a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain that you have within your account. When you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click shall activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your laptop or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.