An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain Internet site. Every single file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have only one webpage with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, worldwide web browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information that an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the efficiency of a site, in addition to the web stats which your server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
When you buy a web hosting from us, you shall be able to decide if access logs must be created and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You may enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each one of them, so you can effortlessly activate or disable the generation of access logs separately for every single website that you have. You could save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the same exact section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function can be activated through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for each and every domain or subdomain which you have inside your account. Whenever you log in and go to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall trigger the log generation and a second one will disable it, so you can control this function with great convenience. A Download link inside the same section will permit you to save the gathered content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.