An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Each and every file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information an access log file features 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 functionality of a site, independent of the web statistics which your web hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Website Hosting
When you purchase a cloud website hosting from our company, you'll be able to determine if access logs have to be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You can activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Each domain you host or subdomain you set up shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can effortlessly enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single website 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 same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even after you stop the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your sites in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will have the option to enable or disable the generation of access logs with only several clicks within your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The function can be activated separately for any website regardless if it uses a domain 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 only a click and you could then look at it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation may be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your Control Panel.