An access log includes a record of all files which have been requested by the visitors while browsing your website. The list is detailed, so in case you have a page with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files shall be in the log, not just the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most well liked files on your website. The log, that's also commonly referred to as "raw data", is an addition to the web stats which you typically get with a hosting account, not a replacement. A good example why you may need such a log is if you would like 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 regular graphs and tables which come with the server-generated website statistics.

Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting

Our in-house built Hepsia CP features a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your cloud website hosting account and go to this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and look at it or process it with some application. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect right away, so if you don't require one, you'll be able to stop it with just a click from the exact same section of the CP. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click shall enable the log generation and another one shall disable it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.