An access log contains a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your site. The list is comprehensive, so when you have a web page with 2 embedded images, for instance, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log usually contains the date, the Operating System, the browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get an idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, that's also frequently referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats that you normally get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you may need this kind of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer 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 website stats.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our in-house 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 website hosting account and go to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to every single domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your PC and examine it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you no longer need one, you'll be able to stop it with only a mouse click from the same section of the CP. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function may be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for every single domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click shall enable the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you could then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.