An access log contains a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is thorough, so in case you have a webpage with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically contains the date, the OS, the Internet browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the most popular files on your Internet site. The log, which is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web data you usually get with a hosting account, not an alternative. One example why you could need this kind of a log is if you wish to use some software on your PC to prepare a report about the website’s functionality, but you do not want to use the regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated web stats.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your cloud hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domains and subdomains that you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking 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 trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for every single domain or subdomain which you have within your account. As soon as you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will enable the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your notebook or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.