An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is comprehensive, so if you have a page with two 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 OS, 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 most popular files on your website. The log, which is also often named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics you commonly get with a hosting account, not a replacement. An example why you could need such a log is if you wish to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s general performance, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website stats.

Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your shared website hosting account and take a look at this section, you'll 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 which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with just a click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with no more than a few mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be triggered individually for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation can be disabled by simply changing the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.