An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Every file that was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log usually contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, Internet browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your site. The info that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the functionality of a website, besides the web statistics which your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Website Hosting
When you get a shared website hosting from our company, you'll be able to decide if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you set up will be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can quickly trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You can save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you shall see in the exact same section of the CP. The link shall be available even if you disable the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it won't take more than several clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function could be enabled from the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain that you have inside your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click shall trigger the log generation and a second one shall deactivate it, so you can control this feature with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.