An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the functionality of a site, independent of the web stats your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia Control Panel has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As soon as you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to click on a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is active, you will see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your computer and view it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with only a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still have the ability to access the already created content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature could be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this could be done individually for each domain or subdomain you have within your account. Whenever you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to every one of them. One click shall trigger the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will enable you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you can then use on your personal computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.