An access log includes a record of all of the files that have been requested by the visitors while exploring your website. The list is thorough, so if you have a web page with two embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically features the date, the OS, the web browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the hottest files on your website. The log, that is also often named "raw data", is an addition to the web data that you commonly get with a hosting account, not an alternative. An example why you could need this kind of a log is if you want 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 standard graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website stats.

Access Log Manager in Website Hosting

If you buy a website hosting from us, you will be able to decide if access logs should be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, included with all shared accounts. Any domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can quickly enable or deactivate the generation of access logs separately for every site that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the Control Panel. The link will be available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected by our system.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with just several clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this function inside 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 one click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be triggered individually for any website regardless if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you shall find the complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your Control Panel.