An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Every single file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the performance of an Internet site, independent of the web stats that your web hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

When you order a hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You can activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you deactivate 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 host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall 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 generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be activated independently for any website regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a detailed list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.