An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Any file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The information that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, in addition to the web statistics that your server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting from our company, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You can activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily activate or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for each website that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the very same section of the CP. The link shall 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

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be activated from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click will trigger the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.