An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given site. Any file that was requested for some reason will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with 3 embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, as an example, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the six files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log usually provides the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the efficiency of a site, besides the web statistics your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you order a cloud hosting from us, you'll be able to determine if access logs have to be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this should be done. You may activate this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each and every one of them, so you can easily trigger or deactivate the generation of access logs individually for every single site that you have. You could save a log to your laptop or computer by clicking on the Download link that you'll see inside the same section of the Control Panel. The link is available even if you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data collected 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 a couple of mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be activated via the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel and this may be done separately for each domain name or subdomain that you have in your account. Once you log in and visit the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click shall enable the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great ease. A Download link in the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you could then use on your laptop or computer. Whether or not the logs are disabled, you'll still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.