An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Any file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, in addition to the web stats that your server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

If you acquire a web hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You may save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the same exact section of the CP. The link shall be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature could be enabled from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each domain or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your laptop or computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.