An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Any file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have a single page with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log shall contain a total of six entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally contains the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s Operating System, worldwide web browser and IP address. Oftentimes you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The info an access log file includes is in human-readable plain text format. It may be processed by special software on a PC and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, in addition to the web statistics which your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
Our in-house built Hepsia Control Panel includes a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. As you sign in to your shared hosting account and go to this section, you'll find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to enable the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to each domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you'll see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you shall be able to save the file to your computer and examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs takes effect instantaneously, so if you don't need one, you'll be able to stop it with simply a click from the same exact section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our leading-edge hosting platform will generate access logs for each website hosted inside a semi-dedicated server account, provided that this feature is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed in the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which we provide with all of the accounts, so if you want our system to start producing logs for any of them, you should just click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can disable this feature anytime by following the very same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log within the exact same section of the CP, so you may save the content produced by our system in .txt format with simply a click. An existing log file may be downloaded even after the option has been disabled, so you will still be able to see the data that's already been generated.