An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain Internet site. Each and every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Occasionally you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the overall performance of a website, besides the web statistics which your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
When you acquire a web hosting from us, you will be able to choose if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly activate or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the very same section of the Control Panel. The link shall be available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your websites in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to activate or disable the generation of access logs with only several mouse clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button you'll see there. The function can be enabled independently for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a complete list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with simply a click and you could then view it manually or use some software on your personal computer. The log generation could be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.