An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Any file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of an Internet site, aside from the web stats that your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your web hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our sophisticated website hosting platform shall generate access logs for any site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this feature is activated. All domains and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which we supply with all of the accounts, so if you need our system to start producing logs for any of them, you should just click on the compact button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can deactivate this function whenever you want by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for each and every log within the same exact section of the CP, so you may save the content produced by our system in .txt format with simply a click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the function has been deactivated, so you'll still be able to view the data which has already been generated.