An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded pictures, 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 website visitor opened the webpage. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, besides the web stats your server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly easy if you get a shared website hosting from us. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them when 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 simple and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All of the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to look at in depth access logs for any website that you host within a semi-dedicated server account created on our innovative hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting Control Panel will allow you to enable the feature for each domain name or subdomain within the account independently, which means that you can get logs only for the websites you need. After you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section in which you will see a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each one of them. Triggering or deactivating the generation of access logs is as elementary as clicking on that button and the change will take effect instantly. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the exact same section. The latter will be available all the time, even after you disable the function for a particular domain or subdomain.