An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a particular website. Every single file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, aside from the web statistics that your hosting server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly simple when you buy a web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you'll find the access logs as well. Once you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start generating an access log for each of them as soon as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop computer or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with only a couple of mouse clicks within 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 generating logs is a click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be triggered independently for any site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.