An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the visitors of a given Internet site. Every single file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for every of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you could also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information which an access log file provides 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 overall performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics which your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Our custom Hepsia Control Panel includes a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. As you sign in to your website hosting account and navigate to this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button that'll be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you shall see a download link together with the file size so far, so you'll be able to save the file to your personal computer and view it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantly, so if you don't need one, you could stop it with simply a mouse click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You shall still be able to access the already developed content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature may be permitted through the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain you have within your account. After you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will activate the log generation and another one will disable it, so you can control this function with great comfort. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, which you can then use on your personal computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.