An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file includes 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 a website, besides the web statistics that your server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting

If you buy a shared hosting from us, you'll be able to decide if access logs have to be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You can activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see within the very same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with only a few clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a click on the On button that you will see there. The function can be activated individually for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find the complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.