An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a certain site. Every single file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded graphics, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files which were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log usually offers the file name and path, the date, plus 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 site. The data an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to write reports on the functionality of a site, aside from the web stats which your web hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs shall be really easy if you purchase a website hosting
from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, supplied with all of the accounts, has a section on different logs and this is where you'll find the access logs too. As you go there, you shall see a list of all the domain names
hosted in the account and the subdomains created for them. Our customized cloud hosting platform will start producing an access log for each of them as early as you click on the On button, which you will see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be done by clicking on the Off button inside the same section. All of the logs are downloadable, so you can conveniently save and manage them on your desktop PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your websites inside a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall have the option to activate or deactivate the generation of access logs with no more than a couple of mouse clicks in your Hepsia hosting CP. You'll find this function in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is one click on the On button that you will see there. The function can be enabled separately for any Internet site regardless if it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you'll find a full list of all the hosts inside that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you can then see it manually or use some software on your laptop or computer. The log generation could be disabled by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.