An access log is a detailed list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a given website. Each and every file which was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have only one webpage with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for any of the six files that were accessed when the visitor opened the page. A log usually shows the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. Sometimes you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The data an access log file contains is in human-readable plain text format. It can be processed by special software on a personal computer and used to prepare reports on the overall performance of a site, aside from the web statistics that your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Enabling the generation of access logs will be really easy if you acquire a web hosting
from our company. The Hepsia web hosting Control Panel, supplied with all the accounts, has a section dedicated to different logs and that is where you'll find the access logs as well. 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 custom made cloud hosting platform shall start generating an access log for each of them when you click on the On button, which you'll see on the right. If you no longer require logs, disabling the option is just as easy and can be carried out by clicking on the Off button within the same section. All the logs are downloadable, therefore you can effortlessly save and manage them on your PC or laptop.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you host your sites within a semi-dedicated server
account with us, you shall have the option to enable or deactivate the generation of access logs with just a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting CP. You shall find this feature in the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access after you sign in. All it takes for our system to start producing logs is a click on the On button that you'll see there. The feature can be enabled independently for any Internet site regardless of whether it uses a domain name or a subdomain and you shall find a detailed list of all the hosts in that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with a click and you could then see it manually or use some software on your computer. The log generation can be deactivated by simply switching the On option to Off in the Logs section of your CP.