An access log is a complete list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given site. Any file that was requested for whatever reason shall be listed, so if you have just one page with 3 embedded images, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for any of the 6 files which were accessed when the site visitor opened the page. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, web browser and IP address. Occasionally you could also find the referrer sites that sent the visitors to your website. The information which 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 an Internet site, aside from the web statistics your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Website Hosting
If you get a website hosting from us, you will be able to choose if access logs should be generated and for which domains or subdomains inside your account this should be done. You could enable this feature from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all shared accounts. Every single domain you host or subdomain you create will be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to every one of them, so you can easily trigger or disable the generation of access logs independently for each site that you have. You could save a log to your computer by clicking on the Download link you'll see in the very same section of the CP. The link will be available even if you disable the log generation, so you shall still have access to the data collected by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a few clicks to permit the generation of access logs by our system if you need them. The function can be permitted through the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel and this could be done independently for every single domain or subdomain which you have within your account. As soon as you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you will see a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. One click will activate the log generation and a second one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great simplicity. A Download link inside the same section will allow you to save the generated content as a text file, which you can then use on your personal computer. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data that has been previously generated.