An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given website. Each and every file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of an Internet site, in addition to the web stats which your web hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be extremely easy when you acquire a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you shall find the access logs too. As you go there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for any of them as soon as 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 quick and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with just a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be enabled independently for any website regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.