An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Every file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a website, aside from the web statistics that your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

When you buy a web hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see within the exact same section of the CP. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

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