An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Any file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for every of the six files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data which an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the performance of an Internet site, aside from the web stats that your web hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to each domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on 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 require them. The feature may be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for every single domain or subdomain you have in your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second 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 compiled content as a text file, that you can then use on your notebook or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.