An access log is a complete list of all the files which were accessed by the guests of a particular website. Every single file that was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have one page with three embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, for example, the access log will 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 contains the file name and path, the date, plus the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your Internet site. The information which 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 prepare reports on the performance of an Internet site, besides the web stats which your hosting server may have generated.
Access Log Manager in Shared Hosting
If you order a shared hosting from our company, you shall be able to determine if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this must be done. You'll be able to activate this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, integrated with all shared accounts. Every domain name you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you'll see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can easily enable or disable the generation of access logs individually for every site that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the exact same section of the CP. The link is available even after you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data compiled by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it will not take more than several mouse clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be activated from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this can be done separately for each and every domain name or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and check out the Access/Error Logs section of the Control Panel, you'll discover a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to all of them. One click shall activate the log generation and another one shall deactivate it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link in the same section will permit you to save the created content as a text file, that you can then use on your laptop or computer. Even if the logs are deactivated, you shall still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.