An access log is a thorough list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular site. Every single file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log will contain a total of 6 entries - one for every of the 6 files that were accessed when the site visitor opened the webpage. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, browser and IP address. Occasionally you can also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to write reports on the overall performance of a site, independent of the web statistics which your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Hosting
If you buy a cloud hosting from us, you will be able to determine if access logs must be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You may enable this function from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Every single domain name you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can quickly activate or deactivate the generation of access logs independently for every website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see within the same exact section of the CP. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you'll still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with just several clicks from your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start creating logs is a click on the On button that you can see there. The function can be triggered separately for any website regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find the full list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your Control Panel.