An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a particular Internet site. Each and every file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, aside from the web statistics your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll 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'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If 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 view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with simply a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our leading-edge website hosting platform will create access logs for every site hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, assuming that this feature is activated. All domain names and subdomains that you have shall be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which we supply with all the accounts, so if you'd like our system to start creating logs for each of them, you should simply click on the little button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You may deactivate this function at any time by following exactly the same steps. You'll find a Download link for each log in the exact same section of the Control Panel, so you could save the content generated by our system in .txt format with no more than a mouse click. An existing log file can be downloaded even after the feature has been disabled, so you'll still be able to look at the data that's already been generated.