An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given website. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have a single webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data an access log file includes 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 overall performance of a site, aside from the web statistics that your server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

When you obtain a cloud web hosting from us, you'll be able to choose if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You can enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every single site that you have. You could save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a click on the On button that you can see there. The feature can be triggered independently for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you may then view it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply changing the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.