An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Each and every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The information that an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, aside from the web statistics that your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a single click on the On button that you'll see there. The function can be activated individually for any website no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you will find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you may then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be deactivated by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.