An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Each and every file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the performance of a site, aside from the web stats which your hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly simple when you get a shared website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs which is where you'll find the access logs as well. As soon as you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button within the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be triggered independently for any website no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you will 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 view it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation may be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.