An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log normally includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most well liked files on your Internet site. The log, which is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web stats you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you might need this sort of a log is if you want to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you don't want to use the conventional graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every 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 personal computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with only a click from the exact same section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than several mouse clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a click on the On button you'll see there. The feature can be activated separately for any website no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a full list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation may be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.