An access log features a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is detailed, so in case you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log usually contains the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for each file in human-readable form, so you can get a more complete picture about the hottest files on your site. The log, that is also often referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. A good example why you could need this sort of 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 do not want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting

Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy when you acquire a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you shall find the access logs too. When you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for any of them when you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button within the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can conveniently save and manage them on your PC or laptop.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be permitted through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for every single domain name or subdomain you have in your account. After you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall activate the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the generated content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.