An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain site. Every single file which was requested for some reason shall be listed, so if you have one page with 3 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 six files which were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, as well as the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. In some cases you can also find the referrer Internet sites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information that an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a laptop or computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, aside from the web stats your web hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be very simple when you get a web hosting from us. The Hepsia website hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs which is where you'll find the access logs too. As soon as you navigate there, you will see a list of all the domains hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our custom made cloud hosting platform shall start producing an access log for each of them the instant you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you don't need logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button in the same exact section. All the logs are downloadable, which means that you can comfortably save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be enabled from the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this can be done individually for every single domain or subdomain that you have inside your account. When you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each one. One click will enable the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Even if the logs are disabled, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.