An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Every single file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the performance of a website, aside from the web statistics that your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You'll still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to check out detailed access logs for any Internet site that you host within a semi-dedicated server account set up on our progressive website hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will permit you to enable the feature for each domain or subdomain inside the account independently, so that you can get logs just for the sites which you want. Once you sign in, you can go to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of each of them. Enabling or deactivating the generation of access logs is as basic as pressing this button and the change shall take effect instantaneously. You could save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link in the same exact section. The latter will be available all of the time, even if you disable the feature for a certain domain address or subdomain.