An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Every single file which was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data which an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics your hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your website hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your 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 several clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button you'll see there. The feature can be enabled separately for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation may be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.