An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain website. Each and every file which was requested in some way will 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 shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you could 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 can be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the functionality of a site, in addition to the web stats that your web hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

If you get a web hosting from our company, you will be able to decide if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Each domain name you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the same exact section of the CP. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the generated 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 which has been previously generated.