An access log includes a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is thorough, so if you have a page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally includes the date, the OS, the browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, that's also typically referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you could need such a log is if you want to use some software on your computer to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web statistics.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel features a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your website hosting account and navigate to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and view it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with a click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still have the ability to access the already developed content by 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 couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be permitted via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. A single click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.