An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Any file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, independent of the web stats that your web hosting server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and visit this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with only a click from the same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. As soon as you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click shall activate the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you can then use on your PC. Even if the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.