An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given website. Each and every file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data which 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 overall performance of a site, besides the web statistics which your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy if you get a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. As soon as you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same exact section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to enable 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 could be done independently for each domain name or subdomain that you have within your account. When you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer system. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.