An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Each and every file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log normally offers the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The data 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 performance of a website, aside from the web stats your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
When you obtain a shared hosting from our company, you will be able to decide if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can conveniently trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for each 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 same section of the CP. The link will be available even after you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be enabled through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain or subdomain that you have within your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will trigger the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you can then use on your personal computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.