An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Every single file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of a site, independent of the web statistics that your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are one of them. When you sign in to your shared web hosting account and navigate to this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. If the option is active, you shall see a download link as well as 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 app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantly, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You will still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be activated through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each and every domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. When you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will activate the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great efficiency. A Download link inside the same section will enable you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your notebook or computer. Whether or not the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.