An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every single file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have 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 each of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of an Internet site, aside from the web stats your server may have created.

Access Log Manager in Web Hosting

Our custom Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your web hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall 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 examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with only a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be activated through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will discover 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 a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.