An access log contains a record of all the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is detailed, so if you have a web page with two embedded images, for instance, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically features the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single 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 data you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An illustration why you could need such a log is if you intend to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s performance, but you don't want to use the standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated site statistics.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our custom Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As soon as you sign in to your cloud hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with only a click from the very same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to look at detailed access logs for any site that you host within a semi-dedicated server account created on our progressive hosting platform. Our cutting-edge Hepsia hosting CP will enable you to enable the feature for every single domain name or subdomain inside the account individually, so you can get logs just for the websites which you want. After you sign in, you can navigate to the Access/Error Logs section where you will discover a list of all the domain names and subdomains which you have added or created and an On/Off button on the right side of every one of them. Enabling or disabling the generation of access logs is as simple as pressing this button and the change will take effect immediately. You may save the logs in .txt format by clicking on the Download link situated in the same exact section. The latter will be available all of the time, even after you disable the feature for a given domain or subdomain.