An access log includes a record of all of the files which have been requested by the visitors while exploring your Internet site. The list is thorough, so in case you have a webpage with 2 embedded images, for example, all of the three files will be in the log, not only the page. An access log typically includes the date, the Operating System, the Internet browser and the IP address for every single file in human-readable form, so you can get a good idea about the most popular files on your site. The log, that is also commonly named "raw data", is an addition to the web statistics which you normally get with a hosting account, not a substitute. An example why you might need this type of a log is if you wish to use some software on your computer system to prepare a report about the website’s overall performance, but you do not want to use the standard graphs and tables that come with the server-generated site statistics.
Access Log Manager in Shared Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. When you sign in to your shared web hosting account and visit this section, you shall find a list of all the domain names and subdomains that you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button which will be available next to every domain/subdomain. When the option is enabled, you shall see a download link as well as the file size so far, so you will be able to save the file to your laptop or computer and look at it or process it with some app. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective immediately, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with only a click from the very same section of the Control Panel. You will still have the ability to access the already generated content by simply clicking the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than a couple of clicks to trigger the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The function may be activated through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain you have within your account. Whenever you log in and look at the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. A single 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 gathered content as a text file, which you could then use on your notebook or computer. Even when the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that's been previously generated.