An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Every single file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have one page with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics that your server may have generated.

Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll have the option to trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a few clicks within your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access once you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be activated separately for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.