An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given website. Any file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics your hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your shared hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, 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 activated via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain that you have in your account. After you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.