An access log is a detailed list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Any file which was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the webpage. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your website. The info 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 prepare reports on the overall performance of a website, independent of the web stats your web hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from our company, you will be able to decide if access logs should be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You'll be able to enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all shared accounts. Any domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for every single website that you have. You can save a log to your personal computer by clicking on the Download link that you will see in the same exact section of the CP. The link will be available even after you stop the log generation, so you will still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of mouse clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You will find this feature within the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access as soon as you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The feature can be triggered separately for any Internet site no matter if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off within the Logs section of your CP.