An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Every single file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the functionality of a website, besides the web stats which your hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our custom 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 web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which 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. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you no longer require one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for every single domain or subdomain you have inside your account. As soon as you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.