An access log contains a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your site. The list is thorough, so when you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the Operating System, the web browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web data you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. One example why you could need this kind of a log is if you want to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your shared website hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains 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 single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect immediately, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with simply a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

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 require them. The function could be enabled through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain or subdomain that you have in your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. A single click will trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.