An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a given site. Every file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a site, in addition to the web stats which your server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be incredibly easy if you purchase a hosting from us. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all the accounts, features a section on different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs too. Once you navigate there, you'll see a list of all the domain names hosted within the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform will start creating an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as fast and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, therefore you can easily save and manage them on your desktop PC or notebook.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, it shall not take more than several mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The feature can be enabled via the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for every single domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. Whenever you log in and check out 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. A single click will activate the log generation and a second one shall disable it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link within the same section will permit you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you could then use on your personal computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.