An access log includes a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a webpage with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually features the date, the Operating System, the web 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 Internet site. The log, that is also typically named "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. One example why you might need such a log is if you intend to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s efficiency, but you do not want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site statistics.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't need one, you can stop it with simply a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than a couple of clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be enabled via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done independently for each domain or subdomain you have in your account. As soon as 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 of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.