An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Each and every file that was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have a single page with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The info which an access log file provides 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 functionality of a website, besides the web statistics which your hosting server may have produced.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be very easy if you get a cloud web hosting from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, provided with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you will find the access logs too. Once you go there, you will see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the very same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with only a few mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button that you will see there. The function can be activated separately for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with only a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.