An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a particular site. Any file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have only one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data that an access log file contains 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 an Internet site, aside from the web stats your hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really simple when you get a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you will find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domains hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for any of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can easily save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function could be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.