An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Any file which 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 any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The data an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the efficiency of a website, independent of the web stats that your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really simple if you acquire a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, has a section on different logs which is where you will find the access logs too. As soon as you go there, you'll see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than several clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be triggered individually for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a detailed list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.