An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given site. Any file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log typically offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the performance of an Internet site, besides the web statistics which your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy if you acquire a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, included with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for any of them as soon as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer need logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for every single domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and check out 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 each one. One click shall trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.