An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain website. Every file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have just one 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 every of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, besides the web statistics that your web hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to 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 simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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