An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Every file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded pics, 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 that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, aside from the web stats that your hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

When you buy a website hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can effortlessly trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You could save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you shall see within the exact same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature can be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain or subdomain which you have in your account. As soon as you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your notebook or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.