An access log is a thorough list of all the files that were accessed by the guests of a particular Internet site. Every file which was requested in some way shall be listed, so if you have just one webpage with three embedded graphics, 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 visitor opened the webpage. A log typically contains the file name and path, the date, in addition to the visitor’s Operating System, Internet browser and IP address. Oftentimes you could also find the referrer websites that sent the visitors to your site. The info an access log file provides is in human-readable plain text format. It could be processed by special software on a desktop machine and used to write reports on the performance of a website, independent of the web statistics your hosting server may have created.
Access Log Manager in Web Hosting
When you purchase a web hosting from us, you shall be able to choose if access logs must be produced and for which domains or subdomains in your account this must be done. You could enable this option from the Access/Error Logs section of the Hepsia CP, incorporated with all shared accounts. Each and every domain you host or subdomain you create shall be listed there and you will see an On/Off option next to each of them, so you can conveniently activate or disable the generation of access logs separately for every single website that you have. You'll be able to save a log to your PC by clicking on the Download link that you will see inside the exact same section of the CP. The link is available even after you deactivate the log generation, so you will still have access to the data gathered by our system.
Access Log Manager in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you host your Internet sites inside a semi-dedicated server account with us, you shall have the option to trigger or disable the generation of access logs with just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You'll find this feature inside the Access/Error Logs section, which you can access when you sign in. All it takes for our system to start generating logs is a single click on the On button which you can see there. The feature can be enabled individually for any site no matter if it uses a domain or a subdomain and you'll find a detailed list of all the hosts within that section. Any access log can be downloaded as a text file with just a click and you may then see it manually or use some software on your PC. The log generation could be stopped by simply switching the On option to Off inside the Logs section of your CP.