An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given site. Each and every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the performance of a website, aside from the web stats which your server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your website hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you no longer need one, you may stop it with just a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than a few mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button you'll see there. The feature can be triggered individually for any website no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.