An access log is a comprehensive list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a given Internet site. Any file which was requested for whatever reason will be listed, so if you have only one page with 3 embedded pics, one video and one embedded text file, as an illustration, the access log will contain a total of six entries - one for each of the 6 files that were accessed when the website visitor opened the page. A log typically provides the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s OS, web browser and IP address. Sometimes you can also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your website. The data 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 a site, independent of the web stats your server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
Our custom Hepsia CP has a section dedicated to various logs and the access logs are among them. Once you sign in to your web hosting account and take a look at this section, you shall find a list of all the domains and subdomains which you have. All it takes to allow the generation of access logs is to press a button that will be available next to every domain/subdomain. If the option is enabled, you'll see a download link along with the file size so far, so you shall 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 takes effect immediately, so if you no longer require one, you can stop it with just a mouse click from the same exact section of the CP. You'll still be able to access the already generated content by simply clicking on the Download link.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company, it shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the generation of access logs by our system if you require them. The feature may be enabled via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and this may be done individually for each and every domain or subdomain which you have in your account. Once you log in and navigate to the Access/Error Logs section of the CP, you'll find a list of all the hostnames with an On/Off button next to each of them. A single click will enable the log generation and another one will deactivate it, so you can control this function with great efficiency. A Download link within the same section will allow you to save the compiled content as a text file, which you may then use on your computer system. Even if the logs are disabled, you will still be able to download the data which has been previously generated.