An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Each and every file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info which an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a website, aside from the web statistics that your server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

When you acquire a shared web hosting from us, you shall be able to determine if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for each website that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see inside the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even if you stop 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 host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be activated independently for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.