An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the visitors of a certain website. Each and every file that was requested in some way will be listed, so if you have a single webpage with three embedded pictures, one video and one embedded text file, for instance, the access log shall contain a total of 6 entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log normally provides the file name and path, the date, along with the visitor’s OS, browser and IP address. In some cases you may also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data that an access log file features is in human-readable plain text format. It can also be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the efficiency of a website, independent of the web statistics your web hosting server may have produced.
Access Log Manager in Cloud Web Hosting
Our custom-built Hepsia CP has a section focused on various logs and the access logs are one of them. Once you sign in to your cloud web hosting account and take a look at this section, you will find a list of all the domain names and subdomains you have. All it takes to permit the generation of access logs is to click on a button which will be available next to each and every domain/subdomain. In case the option is active, you will 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 examine it or process it with some program. Enabling or disabling the logs becomes effective instantaneously, so if you no longer require one, you could stop it with a mouse click from the exact same section of the Control Panel. You'll still be able to access the already developed content by clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our advanced web hosting platform shall generate access logs for every site hosted in a semi-dedicated server account, as long as this feature is permitted. All domain names and subdomains that you have will be listed inside the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, that we offer with all of the accounts, so if you need our system to start producing logs for any of them, you should simply click on the small button on the right side of the respective domain/subdomain and change the default Off option to On. You can stop this feature whenever you want by following exactly the same steps. You can find a Download link for every single log inside the very same section of the Control Panel, so you could save the content gathered by our system in .txt format with just a click. An existing log file could be downloaded even after the feature has been deactivated, so you'll still be able to check out the data that has already been generated.