An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Every single file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have one webpage with 3 embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The data that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to write reports on the overall performance of a site, independent of the web stats which your web hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be incredibly simple if you buy a shared web hosting from our company. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, included with all of the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you will find the access logs too. As soon as you navigate there, you shall see a list of all the domain names hosted inside the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for any of them as early as you click on the On button, that you will see on the right. If you don't require logs, disabling the option is just as simple and can be accomplished by clicking on the Off button inside the exact same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your desktop computer or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done independently for every single domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. As soon as you log in and visit 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 all of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great comfort. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, that you can then use on your computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.