An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a particular website. Every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the efficiency of an Internet site, besides the web stats which your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name 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 activate or disable the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see inside the same section of the CP. The link shall be available even if you stop the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled 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 need them. The function may be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each domain name or subdomain you have in your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your PC. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.