An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain website. Any file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a site, in addition to the web statistics that your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

When you get a shared web hosting from our company, you will be able to determine if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You can activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily enable or disable the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You may save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once 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 feature can be triggered independently for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a detailed list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then look at it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.