An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Each and every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, independent of the web stats which your web hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly easy when you purchase a shared hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. As you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start creating 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 don't require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button in the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a couple of mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be enabled independently for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find a full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.