An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given site. Any file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Sometimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. 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 performance of a website, in addition to the web statistics which your server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be exceptionally easy if you purchase a website hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, features a section dedicated to different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. As soon as 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 shall start creating an access log for each of them when you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as quick and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, so you can effortlessly save and manage them on your PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you'll have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with only several mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You shall find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you'll see there. The function can be activated individually for any site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the complete list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then look at it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.