An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while surfing around your site. The list is comprehensive, so in case 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 usually includes 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 website. The log, that's also commonly called "raw data", is an addition to the web stats that you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you could 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 general performance, but you don't want to use the typical graphs and tables that come with the server-generated web stats.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud website 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 permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you will see a download link along with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective right away, so if you don't require one, you may stop it with only a click from the same exact section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be permitted through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each domain or subdomain that you have within your account. Whenever you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall activate the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.