An access log contains a record of all files that have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your website. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for each and every file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An illustration why you could need this sort of a log is if you intend 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 regular graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web statistics.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared website hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you will see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already created content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than several clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain that you have in your account. As soon as you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, 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 shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great ease. A Download link in the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your PC. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.