An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given website. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. In some cases you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The information which an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of an Internet site, independent of the web stats that your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you'll find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that'll be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link and also the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you no longer need one, you could stop it with just a mouse click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our sophisticated web hosting platform shall generate access logs for every site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this feature is permitted. All domains and subdomains that you have shall be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, that we provide with all of the accounts, so if you want our system to start producing logs for each of them, you should just click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and switch the default Off option to On. You could disable this feature anytime by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for each log within the very same section of the CP, so you may save the content produced by our system in .txt format with just a mouse click. An existing log file may be downloaded even after the option has been deactivated, so you'll still be able to check out the data that's already been generated.