An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Each and every file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The information which an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the efficiency of a website, independent of the web statistics which your hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

When you buy a shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to choose if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You could save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same 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

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature may be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, which you may then use on your personal computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.